Aneurin (Nye) Wright was born in rural Idaho, USA, the son of a West Texan architect and a London writer.
He earned a BA in English Literature from Yale and a BFA in Illustration and Communication Design from the Pratt Institute. He was hailed as ‘an amazing talent’ for his first book Lex Talionis: A Jungle Tale (Image, 2004). He was the animation director for the Short History of the United States, a cartoon sequence in Michael Moore’s Academy Award-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine. He lives in Brighton with his wife, graphic designer Lyndsay Lucero.
His book Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park was published by Myriad Editions in February 2012.
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'I wish I could say that my decision at the end of 2002 to move in with and become full-time carer for my father in the last six months of his life as he succumbed to emphysema came from a deep well of saintly altruism...But that time, aided by a small, miraculous army of professional support, was also one of the most amazing of my life.'
Nye Wright discusses caring for his father in the last 6 months of his life, in an article for Guardian professional
'He was a successful architect with clients who adored him. He built some of the most celebrated houses in my home town and had a street named after him when he passed away...He’d defined himself by his work. He no longer had the energy to work, so had to turn his focus to other things...'
Nye Wright remembers his father - the inspiration behind his graphic novel, in the The Metro
'Mixing fantasy with the unflinching reality of living with a dying relative, the graphic novel combines tragedy, comedy and pinpoint observations of modern life, from unthinking neighbours to the caring professionals dealing with death on a daily basis...“I think of it like travel writing – if someone has gone to Rome and had an amazing experience it can be very compelling to read, whether or not you’ve been there. An autobiography can be travel writing about life, about grief, loss and getting on with it.”'
Nye reflects on his latest work in an author profile in The Argus