John Higgins is a 21 year old student. He has been writing from a very young age, and his early, more unpolished works have received commendations from publishers encouraging him to keep perfecting his craft. He currently has a book under consideration by a publisher. He enjoys a wide variety of authors, including- but not limited to- James Joyce, Charles Bukowski, and Philip K. Dick. The ideals of a literary magazine appeals greatly to him, and he would be much indebted if one of his stories would be considered for inclusion. He has an interest in the ideas of contemporary Irish life, the family unit, validation and identity, and the subjectivity of truth, which is explored within his stories, more of which are readily available if the editors of The Blue Nib are interested.