A Live Q&A With  Bestselling Author David Nicholls.

David Nicholls, Author.

 

David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. His TV credits include the third series of Cold FeetRescue Me, and I Saw You. David has twice been nominated for BAFTA awards.

David's bestselling first novel, Starter for Ten, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club 2004. His third novel, One Day, has sold over five million copies and has been translated into forty languages. One Day won the 2010 Galaxy Book of the Year Award. David’s fourth novel, Us, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 and was another no.1 Sunday Times bestseller. In the same year he was named Author of the Year at the National Book Awards.

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David Nicholls  was born in Eastleigh, Hampshire and went to Bristol University in the 1980s before training as an actor at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Throughout his 20s, he worked as an actor, using the stage name David Holdaway. "I’d committed myself to a profession for which I lacked not just talent and charisma, but the most basic of skills. Moving, standing still – things like that." A turning point in his career came when a friend gave him a copy of PJ Kavanagh’s memoir The Perfect Stranger, which tells the author's own tale of maturation, finding love, and discovering his path in life. David began writing for the screen in 2000.

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David Nicholls' Books.

If you like romance fiction, you'll love David Nicholls' novels.

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One Day

15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.

So where will they be on this one day next year?

And the year after that? And every year that follows?

David Nicholls Us

Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home.

He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together.

So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.

The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed.

What could possibly go wrong?

David Nicholls Sweet Sorrow

In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread.

Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope.

But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling.

The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare.

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