David Boyd Haycock

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David Boyd Haycock (born 1968 in Banbury, Oxfordshire)[1] is a British writer of non-fiction. He is the author of Paul Nash (2002),[2] William Stukeley (2002),[3] Mortal Coil (2008)[4] and A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War (2009), a group biography of the artists Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler, Dora Carrington and C.R.W. Nevinson, all of whom were students together at the Slade School of Art in London.[5] He lives in Oxford.[6]

A Crisis of Brilliance was nominated in the "Best Non-Fiction Book" category at the 2010 Writers' Guild of Great Britain awards.[6] An exhibition based on the book opened at Dulwich Picture Gallery in June 2013. His most recent book is I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women who went to Fight Fascism (2012).


  1. ^ "About me". David Boyd Haycock. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Haycock, David Boyd (2002). Paul Nash. Tate Publishing. ISBN 1-85437-436-2. OCLC 50176269. 
  3. ^ Haycock, David Boyd (2002). William Stukeley: science, religion, and archaeology in eighteenth-century England. Tate Publishing. ISBN 0-85115-864-1. OCLC 48474165. 
  4. ^ Purves, Libby (6 June 2008). "Mortal Coil by David Boyd Haycock and Not Dead Yet by Julia Neuberger". Times Online. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Uglow, Jenny (21 November 2009). "A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War by David Boyd Haycock". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Hartford, Maggie (23 October 2010). "Double delight for author David". Oxford Times. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 

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