British author, David Nicholls, was in conversation with Alex Sloan on David’s new novel Sweet Sorrow. It’s 10 years since David Nicholls’ One Day elevated him from ‘ordinary’ bestseller status when the film (starring Anne Hathaway), catapulted him into fiction’s premier league, with book sales of 1.7 million copies.
Nicholls’ talent lies in heart-rending and witty explorations of fairly ordinary subjects: student life in Starter for Ten (2003), career doldrums in The Understudy (2005), and a midlife marital crisis in the Man Booker-longlisted Us (2014), which is now to be made into a BBC TV series with Tom Hollander. Novel sales for David Nicholls currently total over 8 million copies.
Pre-event book signings were available both before and after the event. This event was in association with Harry Hartog Booksellers and books were available to purchase.