05 December 2013

David Nicholls

by Rufus Purdy

David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. His TV credits include the third series of Cold Feet, Rescue Me, and I Saw You, as well as a much-praised modern version of Much Ado About Nothing and an adaptation of Tess of the d’Urbervilles, both for BBC TV. He also scripted Far from the Madding Crowd  (2014).

His bestselling first novel, Starter for Ten, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club in 2004 and made into a film starring James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch.

His third novel, One Day, was published in hardback in 2009 to extraordinary critical acclaim, and stayed in The Sunday Times top 10 bestseller list for 10 weeks on publication. It has since gone on to sell more than two million copies and has been translated into 37 languages. The film adaptation, starring Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, was released in 2010.

His latest novel, Us, was longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize and he was named the 2014 National Book Award Author of the Year.

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