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Welcome to the offical website of David Nicholls, author and screenwriter. Here you'll find details of my novels, film and TV projects, links to excerpts and articles and details of events (for an up-to-date list, click here).

In particular, there's information on my new novel 'Us', published on September 30th in the UK and October 28th in the USA and Canada. Find out more on the official Facebook page, which also has up-to-date details of readings, signings etc. (David Nicholls Author on Facebook.)

David Nicholls - One Day


'Us' is my fourth novel, a tragi-comedy about marriage, parenthood, travel, art and science. Douglas Petersen is woken in the middle of the night and told by his wife, Connie, that she is leaving him. Their teenage son, Albie, is leaving for college in the autumn and she intends to follow soon after.

Douglas loves his wife. The thought of a life alone terrifies him, and he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime, one that will draw the three of them closer, win the respect of his son and make Connie fall in love with him all over again.

The hotels are booked, the ticket bought, the itinerary planned. What could possibly go wrong?

Links to reviews:


One Day

‘I can imagine you at forty,’ she said, a hint of malice in her voice. ‘I can picture it right now.’

He smiled without opening his eyes. ‘Go on then.’

15th July 1988. Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew 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 which follows?

One Day is a funny/sad love story spanning twenty years, a book about growing up – how we change, how we stay the same...

One Day - the movie

One Day - the movie

In June, July and August of 2010 we travelled between London, Paris, Edinburgh and Brittany, making our film version of One Day. Lone Scherfig directed, Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess played Emma and Dexter, and a wonderful cast, including Jodie Whittaker, Romola Garai, Rafe Spall, Ken Stott, and Patricia Clarkson, played the other roles.

One Day - the movie
David Nicholls - Starter For Ten

Starter For Ten

It's 1985 and Brian Jackson has arrived at university with a burning ambition - to make it onto TV's foremost general knowledge quiz. But no sooner has he embarked on 'The Challenge'...

Intro, Reviews, Excerpt

David Nicholls - The Understudy

The Understudy

For Josh Harper, being in show business means money, fame, a beautiful wife and a lead role on the London stage. For Stephen C McQueen it means a disastrous career...

Intro, Reviews, Excerpt