Nick Milligan is an Australian fiction writer and entertainment journalist. In 2013 he launched his acclaimed debut novel, Enormity, before dropping a collection of short stories in 2017 called Tomcat Feelings.
Milligan is currently writing the follow-up novel to Enormity.
Since 2002, Milligan has profiled some of the world’s most influential artists. He has been published in Frankie, Rolling Stone, YEN, Smash Hits, Hotpress, Dazed and Confused, and Reverb Magazine. He was the editor-in-chief of Reverb Magazine, the music and film editor of YEN Magazine and has worked as a sub-editor at YEN, Dazed and Confused, Frankie and The Maitland Mercury.
Milligan worked on Enormity for four years, finishing the second draft in late November 2012. It was initially released in three instalments as an ebook from Anzac Day, 2013. Enormity officially launched as a paperback in November 2013.
Milligan has interviewed (amongst many others) Matt Damon, Bret Easton Ellis, Dylan Moran, Ice Cube, Slash, Rhys Darby, Bill Bailey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alice Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Juliette Lewis, Frank Black (Pixies), Kim Gordon, Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Johnny Borrell (Razorlight), Glen Hansard, Gotye, GZA, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Daniel Johns (Silverchair), Dweezil Zappa, Cedric Bixler-Zavala (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Pete Townshend (The Who), Kimbra, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Huey Lewis, The Presets, Empire Of The Sun, Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Marilyn Manson, Courtney Taylor-Taylor (Dandy Warhols), Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Paul McDermott, Dave Hughes, John Mayall, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), James Mercer (The Shins), Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton, Sarah Blasko and Kings Of Leon.
Milligan hosts a weekly music and film trivia night in his home town of Newcastle, which gathered a cult following over the last eight years. He appeared on the movie podcast Coming Attractions, and will soon return to the beloved Dictating Terms podcast.
He currently hosts Music and Movie Trivia at the Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield, and works as part of the Dashville events team, who organise and promote music festivals The Gum Ball, Dashville Skyline, PigSty in July and Thrashville.
He has also been a guest at the last two instalments of the Newcastle Writer’s Festival.