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David Nicholls


UK flag (b.1966)

David Nicholls is a British author, screenwriter, and actor. A student of Toynbee Comprehensive school and Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, he Graduated from the University of Bristol having studied English Literature and Drama.
 

Genres: General Fiction, Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   Starter for Ten (2003)
     aka A Question of Attraction
   The Understudy (2005)
   One Day (2009)
   Us (2014)
   Sweet Sorrow (2019)
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Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2010) : One Day
British Book Award Book of the Year winner (2010) : One Day
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Book winner (2010) : One Day
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2014) : Us


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The Ask (2010)
Sam Lipsyte
"Funny, smart and mean."
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Rules of Civility (2011)
Amor Towles
"Terrific. A smart, witty, charming dry-martini of a novel"
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Days Without End (2016)
(Days Without End, book 1)
Sebastian Barry
"An amazing achievement. For page after page, I found myself thinking, how does he do this?"
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The Museum of Broken Promises (2019)
Elizabeth Buchan
"A beautiful, evocative love story, a heart-breaking journey into a long-buried past."
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The Wishing Star (2020)
(Playdate Adventures, book 1)
Emma Beswetherick
"Guaranteed free of unicorns and princesses, it's fun, empowering fiction for 5-8 year olds."
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Strange Flowers (2020)
Donal Ryan
"Endlessly surprising and incredibly moving."
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Lean Fall Stand (2021)
Jon McGregor
"Exceptional. Starts as an Antarctic adventure, and turns into an exploration of courage, illness, marriage and compassion. So moving, and the use of language is remarkable. I absolutely loved it."
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Diamond Hill (2021)
Kit Fan
"A vivid, powerful portrait of a vanishing world."
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Annie Stanley, All At Sea (2021)
Sue Teddern
"A funny, warm, wry writer."

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