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David Nicholls
Event 11
Saturday October 10th, 3.00pm 
Little Missenden Village Hall

A major writer talks about his work

This is an archived event from the 2015 Programme.

David Nicholls is a major novelist, actor, and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his spectacularly successful novel, One Day, which has sold five million copies in forty languages.

“This perfectly executed novel is a reminder that reading can be the finest entertainment there is” (Guardian)

His debut novel, Starter for Ten, was the first pick of the Richard and Judy Book Club. Then came Understudy. His most recent, Us, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize this year.

He’s adapted his own novels for the screen. The film of Starter for Ten saw Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and James McAvoy at the start of their careers; and his adaptation of One Day starred Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. He also wrote the screenplay for the recent critically acclaimed film version of Far from the Madding Crowd.

We’re delighted to welcome David to the Little Missenden Festival. He’ll talk about acting, writing, adaptation (and much more) with debut novelist Antonia Honeywell, whose first novel The Ship was published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in February.

After graduating David wanted to act. During a stint with the National Theatre he also worked as a freelance script reader, which led to radio and TV work. He began to write and adapt scripts, one of which became a feature film, Simpatico. On the back of this he started writing full-time for film and TV – and then also became a novelist.