Nicholas Pell's Bio

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Nicholas Pell

Full-time cynic and recovering factotum from Hollywood.

 Nicholas Pell started early, penning his first published scribblings at the age of 15 in punk rock bible Maximumrocknroll. Before discovering his true vocation, he worked variously as a steel worker, draftsman, warehouser, telephone fundraiser, advertising salesman, boutique manager and porn store clerk. When not slaving over a hot MacBook, Pell enjoys spending time with his beloved attack Chihuahua, Daisy, raiding estate sales for old man swag and consuming epic amounts of good coffee and cheap Scotch. He lives in Hollywood, California less than a block from the handprints of Steve McQueen and Michael Caine.

He is currently working on his first book, a history of the 1990s hardcore punk genre known as “powerviolence.”