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Posted by Michael Hyatt

November 9th 2013

I am a theatre performance student over in the States. I have read the shadowlands and The Retreat From Moscow and I wanted to let you know, I absolutely love them. I haven't read your other play, but i just found out it existed, and am going to try and get my hands on a copy. Given my area of study I am always looking for new plays to read. I thought sense I love your plays you might be able to point me to some plays, either that you think are similar, maybe that inspired you, or any that you enjoy? Also, i wanted to comment, because i think your plays are really beautiful pieces of theatre.

William Nicholson responded:

Thank you for this warm response to my theatre work. I too love plays, and love writing plays, but it's not easy to get right. Three other plays of mine have been staged (listed on this site) but not to any great success. 'Katherine Howard' is published by Samuel French in the UK, as is 'Map of the Heart'. Playwrights I admire: all rather obvious, I'm afraid. Shakespeare, Chekhov, Beckett, Miller, Pinter...

Posted by Max Carey

November 9th 2013

are you going to make a 4th trilogy of the wind singer

William Nicholson responded:

Sorry, no. Three books is all.

Posted by Miley Cyrus

November 8th 2013

you think i am a random person but i am Miley Cyrus. i just read your book the wind singer . 10/10 is there slaves of mastery and the firesong in AMERICA , LOS ANGELES SO THANK YOU. keshya later

William Nicholson responded:

Whoever you are I love it that you've read one of my books. Hope you can find the sequels. They're getting a bit rare.

Posted by Fumiko

November 8th 2013

my fifth class just read the book The Wind Singer , and a girl in my class said you rushed the end of the story a bit . is that true. And why

William Nicholson responded:

No, it's a lie. Who is this girl? What's her problem? It's a terrific ending. Anyway, what do you think yourself? Are you on my side or hers? Don't hurt me here. We writers are very sensitive, you know. And anyway I can't change it now, it's too late. Don't you hate it when that happens?

Posted by laura

November 8th 2013

hi, laura here are you going to make the wind singer as a movie thanks

William Nicholson responded:

I wish I could, but I need a film company with lots of money. If you know one, send them my way.

Posted by David Schweitzer

November 6th 2013

Hi William, Not really a question, but just to say I've been meaning to write to you for absolutely ages to say how wonderful your two fantasy trilogies are. I read both of them a few years ago and meant to congratulate you at the time. Re-reading them recently, found them once again absolutely compelling, intriguing and poetic, and just wanted to drop you a line to say as much. As a composer (mostly for film and tv), I was fascinated my the musical ideas that run through both sets of books. Do you find music and inspiration in your writing? It would be fantastic to see a film adaptation of either the Wind On Fire or the Noble Warriors series, and hope it will happen one day, although of course the transition from the page to the screen is full of pitfalls - it would have to be done well! On a final note, my wife and I are good friends with someone I believe you know, Katherine Rose. She's a lovely girl who my wife used to work with in art publishing, though we've not seen her so much in the last few years. When I was reading the books a few years ago she had mentioned that you were a family friend (I hope I'm not mistaken). Anyway, thanks for bringing these magical worlds to life. I must now read some of your adult fiction! Best of luck with everything, David Schweitzer

William Nicholson responded:

Katharine Rose is the daughter of one of my oldest friends. They're a very dear and in their way inspirational family. As for music in my books, yes, I'm powerfully influenced by music as I write. I do most of my thinking lying on a sofa playing the radio, and as the different moods generated by different pieces of music sweep through me, so the ideas, with their attached emotions, come bubbling up. I'm so pleased you like the Noble Warriors, the least read of my works, but almost the one I'm most proud of.