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Posted by David

October 11th 2012

Hi William, I think it's amazing you have this QA thing here, shows us you care about us. I'm writing an essay about your 1st book in the Noble Warriors trilogy, Seeker. I'm wondering if there were any messages you intended to convey! Your books get me through my day, I can't thank you enough.

William Nicholson responded:

I don't really mean to convey messages in my books, though it's true that my mind is full of ideas as I write. If you get a chance to read the other two books in the Noble Warriors trilogy you'll find it does all get a lot deeper. I suppose I began the series as an exploration of the idea of God, what we want from it, how we create it...

Posted by lily

October 11th 2012

hi! Is there going to be a film based on 'the wind singer'? i enjoyed the book and would love to have a dvd of it! Thanks! lily

William Nicholson responded:

No plans for any film, I'm afraid.

Posted by christophe

October 3rd 2012

do you like dick?

William Nicholson responded:

I'm not sure which dick you mean, yours or mine. I like mine. Perhaps yours is feeling unloved?

Posted by Megan Livesey

October 3rd 2012

Hello, I love your books very much and have read the wind singer trilogy and the noble warriors trilogy several times. Can I ask, will you be writing any books with the same fictional background at some point in your life? I would love to read more of your work and it is easy to say these are my favourite books and you my favourite author. You are an inspirational author with a perfect imagination. I have tried to write a book myself and at 24 I am in no rush, but its clear to say you have been my inspiration for me to put ink to paper. Thank you. Megan.

William Nicholson responded:

I'm not planning any more fantasy novels at present - I've embarked on a major sequence of contemporary realist novels, starting with The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. I have another book from the past that is part-fantasy that you may like. It's called The Society of Others. But most of all, press on with your own writing. Don't worry if it doesn't come good first time. Writing is one of the few things that we get better at as we grow older, thank God.

Posted by Monica

October 1st 2012

"We read to know we are not alone" It's such a beautiful line. Who said it? Did you invent it? Did C.S Lewis say it? Did C.S. Lewis repeat what the father of a real student had said? Or did you hear someone say it and then inserted it in "Shadowlands" because it made so much sense there?

William Nicholson responded:

The very simple answer is I invented it, as I invented the entire plot-line of the book-stealing student. 'Shadowlands' is based closely on real events, but all the dialogue is of course made up by me. There was no one around with a tape recorder at the time.

Posted by Mollie

October 1st 2012

is it you emailing me or your assistant???

William Nicholson responded:

I answer all posts on my website personally. I haven't got an assistant.