David Nicholls | 'I didn’t want to do another 50-something man fretting and worrying again'

David Nicholls | 'I didn’t want to do another 50-something man fretting and worrying again'

The last time The Bookseller interviewed David Nicholls was in 2009, just prior to the publication of One Day, the novel that would catapult him into the literary stratosphere. Selling an astonishing 1.7 million copies in the UK alone, it remains one of Hodder’s biggest selling titles ever. Nicholls is also a talented screenwriter—"Patrick Melrose", his stunning adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s Melrose novels, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has just garnered him a Bafta nomination. But success hasn’t swelled his head in the least. When we meet in a central London coffee shop to talk about hi...

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