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Posted by Rashid

May 16th 2011

Rich and Mad has to be the best young adult novel of our times. It is as though there is a life lesson on every page. Was it inspired by real people and events? You explore so many of the current issues our youth face (such as identity deceptions online) like no other author. Please, please write another young adult novel soon!

William Nicholson responded:

The story is made up, but it has elements in it from contemporary events - you may remember the teenager who killed herself when tricked into believing online messages were from the boy she loved. Also, strange though it may seem, I've used memories of my own long-ago teenage years, my loves and fears. And I have teenage children of my own, from whom I learn much. Anyway, I'm very happy that you approve.

Posted by Faisar

May 13th 2011

Will the series of the Noble Warrior Trilogy continue as it says the four characters "go in search of new lands"? Please reply to mrspecialname@gmail.com thanks.

William Nicholson responded:

You're right that it sounds as if it could, but in reality I don't see myself ever writing more. I'm busy with other books.

Posted by D Hoyt

May 12th 2011

I just wunted to say that i really really injoyed the wind on fire trillogy,iv read the second and third book but am still to read the first. Im 13 years old. I also wunted to say that i thought u got the mix of action,suspense and romance spot on perfect and i thought the plot was.genious, i was gripped till the end!!! I hope u will bring out a similer book or a sequl to the wind on fire in the future.

William Nicholson responded:

The first will seem odd to you after reading the other two, but maybe it'll make sense. As for other fantasy books by me, there's always my Noble Warriors trilogy. You could take a look.

Posted by Eric

May 12th 2011

Hello Mr.Nicholson I have no question but I just wanted to say that I was blown away by your talk at my school and am really enjoying your book and so I suppose I just wanted to say thank you for it properly .

William Nicholson responded:

I'm very glad. Which book is blowing you away?

Posted by steven

May 11th 2011

Hi William, this is not really a question. I'm an author of books for children and teens. My next book is out soon, and I'd like to send you a copy as I really enjoyed 'the secret intensity of everyday life'. Do you have a postal address where I could send 'black painted fingernails'? cheers steven

William Nicholson responded:

Best to send it to me via my publisher, Quercus, and they'll pass it on. Interesting title.

Posted by Gary Severance

May 7th 2011

I was able to select your new novel for a customer review on Amazon Vine. I thouroughly enjoyed it and will post a customer review within the week. Withought giving anything away to future readers, could you tell me how you created your "slash" tension concept of art?

William Nicholson responded:

I suppose it's a parody of a certain kind of contemporary art language. I've been noting for many years the way the texts supplied beside some works have taken over from the works themselves the job of communicating meaning. My 'self-slash-other/private-slash-shared' etc in 'All the Hopeful Lovers' is a mocking example of fake complexity. The glib oppositions obviously end up meaning nothing. I think, by the way, that this pretentiousness is not the fault of contemporary artists, most of whom simply want their works to speak for themselves. It's a product of the art business, which has become a version of the advertising industry.