Abi Morgan and David Nicholls
Join 5x15 online in November to hear acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Abi Morgan in conversation with beloved One Day author and screenwriter David Nicholls.
THIS IS NOT A PITY MEMOIR is BAFTA and Emmy-award winner Abi Morgan’s extraordinary story, written in the wake of her partner’s devastating illness. When she found the man she had loved for nearly twenty years lying on the bathroom floor, it was clear that life for both of them would never be the same again.
But this is not a pity memoir – this is a love story.
This is a book about the things you wished you’d said to the person you love; about the silence of being lost in space, and the importance of family, and parties, and noise. It’s about not knowing and not being known. It’s about the difference between living and surviving, and about finding a way to carry on when life is turned upside down. Above all, it’s a reminder that, even in the worst times, there is light ahead.
Praise for Abi Morgan
‘Breathtaking.. this book is a gift’ - MERYL STREEP
‘The kind of book you will find yourself saying urgently, over and over, to friends: 'Have you read it?' - CAITLIN MORAN
‘Truly breathtaking. Arrestingly honest, funny, profound and exquisitely written. I could not have loved it more’ - CAREY MULLIGAN
ABI MORGAN is a BAFTA and Emmy-award winning playwright and screenwriter whose credits include The Iron Lady, Suffragette, Sex Traffic, The Hour, Brick Lane and Shame. She is the creator and writer of BBC drama, The Split.
DAVID NICHOLLS is one of Britain's most successful writers with an incomparable talent for making us laugh, cry and wince with recognition. He is the author of five bestselling novels - Starter for Ten, The Understudy, One Day, Us and Sweet Sorrow – which have sold over 8 million copies worldwide and are published in forty languages. David is also a sought-after screenwriter- his first break came when he wrote for the third series of Cold Feet. Highlights since then have included adapting Far From the Madding Crowd and Great Expectations and his own first novels Starter for Ten and One Day into feature films. His most recent screenwork was Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, adapted from the novels by Edward St Aubyn.