Robert Nye FRSL (born 1939) is an English poet who has also written novels and plays as well as stories for children. His bestselling novel, Falstaff, was published in 1976 and won both The Hawthornden Prize and Guardian Prize for fiction. Nye was born in London. He published his first poem 'Kingfisher' in the London Magazine by the age of 16. During the early 1970s Nye wrote several plays for BBC radio including A Bloody Stupid Hole (1970). His selected poems, entitled The Rain and The Glass, published in 2005, won the Cholmondeley Award.