It’s ten years since his novel, One Day
, became an international publishing phenomenon and the iconic love story for a generation. It’s five years since the journey of Us
took him to the Man Booker Prize long-list. And now he's back!
Sweet Sorrow is the story of one life-changing summer for 16-year-old Charlie Lewis. Charlie is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. As the summer stretches before him, his exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way around, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread.
Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and although it’s unthinkable, Charlie, despite himself, begins to hope.
David Nicholls is also one of our most talented and sought-after screenwriters. Patrick Melrose, his recent adaptation from the novels by Edward St Aubyn, won him a BAFTA.