One Day: The Journey From Novel To Netflix

Date: 18/6/24
Speakers: David Nicholls, Nicole Taylor, Dorian Lynskey

Tuesday 18 June, 7.30pm, online. Tickets are FREE to all.

Which are the elements that are discarded as a story takes a new shape, a new form in a different medium? How does the rhythm and pace translate from novel to film, and to the longer-form TV adaptation? How does a single author’s work develop in the context of a writers’ room?

Since its initial publication in 2009 David Nicholls’ novel has garnered swathes of devoted readers, and the latest Netflix adaptation rocketed to it’s no.1 spot upon release with almost 9.9 million views in its first week. Here David Nicholls is joined by Nicole Taylor, the screenwriter and executive producer of the TV adaptation to discuss their work on One Day. Chaired by author and journalist, Dorian Lynskey

David Nicholls the best-selling author of six novels. His debut novel Starter for Ten became a cult bestseller and has since been turned into a musical. His following books also been adapted for stage and screen. He is a talented screenwriter, garnering an Emmy nomination and a BAFTA win for best writer for his adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels. His eagerly anticipated latest novel, You Are Here, is out April 2024.

Nicole Taylor is a screenwriter and producer. Her writing credits include The Nest and the three-part BBC series, Three Girls, for which she won a BAFTA. Her feature film Wild Rose starring Jessie Buckley received three BAFTA Scotland nominations including Best Writer and Best Feature Film, and 10 BIFAs including Best British Independent Film and Best Screenplay

Dorian Lynskey writes about music, film, books and politics for publications including the Guardian, the Observer, the i and BBC Culture. He is the author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Everything Must Go: The Stories We Tell About the End of the World. He hosts the podcasts Oh God What Now? and Origin Story.

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