David Nicholls’ new book Us is the story of Douglas Petersen, whose son, Albie, is about to leave for college, and whose wife of 21 years, Connie, is planning to leave soon afterwards. But first there will be the summer holiday – a Grand Tour of Europe’s major cities – during which Douglas devises a plan to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with his son. The novel, a bittersweet comedy about the demands of parenthood and living together, has been longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.
David Nicholls is a screenwriter and author of the bestselling novels Starter for Ten, The Understudy and One Day, which was first published in 2009 and became a huge word-of-mouth success, going on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide. His many screenwriting credits include Cold Feet, an adaptation of Great Expectations and the forthcoming film of Far from the Madding Crowd.
Nicholls will be in conversation with Guardian writer and critic Alex Clark.
Following the event, Nicholls will be signing copies of Us, pre-order your copy now.