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Posted by Reem

October 27th 2010

I read the Wind on Fire Trilogy when I was in High School and that is what made me study film. I want to make this series into several movies and I am starting to turn the first book into a script. I am not some famous film director, nor have I done anything remotely worth mentioning, only a great passion and love of the story and the characters in the book. I would like to as that when I finish the script will you read it and perhaps consider letting me be apart of the making of the films?

William Nicholson responded:

I'm honoured that you like my books so much. As for film versions - you'll understand that my concern will be that any film lives up to the books, and that means a quite large budget. I can't produce that money myself. So no films can be made until a production company decides to do it. I still have to give permission, but they provide the money. So it's all quite difficult, and not solely in my hands.

Posted by caroline

October 26th 2010

really enjoying your book : All the Hopeful Lovers it is an insight into how men see physical relations. it is refreshing and honest, if not a little sad too. i am glad to read stories of all age-groups rolled into one story. for once i don't feel stereotyped as an audience. However, i am a bit of a Belinda! All the best Caroline

William Nicholson responded:

I'm so pleased you're liking it. Did you read the book that precedes it, with many of the same characters? It's called The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. And I'm right now at work on the third book - they all stand alone, but they also follow many of the same characters at later stages. The new one is called The Golden Hour and will be available, I hope, by the end of next year. You're right about the stereotyping: I'm keen to link all ages, all types, just as actually happens to us in our real lives. Quite tricky to do, though.

Posted by Jake

October 26th 2010

I read the Wind on Fire Series. And it honestly inspired me to write my album. if you want you can hear it. I can send you the link. But anyway what i was asking. Is there a plan to make this into a movie. id be sooo into it if you were.

William Nicholson responded:

No plans for a movie at present, I'm afraid. Do send the link for your album, I'm intrigued.

Posted by Lani

October 25th 2010

Hi, Some years ago you gave me some advice and I took it. I'd just like to say thank you for that advice and that it has helped me a lot. Thank you very much.

William Nicholson responded:

I'm relieved to hear whatever my advice was actually didn't do any harm. It's kind of you to remember me.

Posted by Rhys

October 22nd 2010

Hi, I was wondering if you have a large cover image of Seeker? It needs to be at least 175 pixels wide. The reason I am asking is that I need a large image for my website, to go with the review, and I haven't found a large version of the newest covers (like the one on this website). Thanks.

William Nicholson responded:

All I've got is up on the site, I'm afraid.

Posted by Daniel Angeles

October 20th 2010

Dear William, I have read most of your novels. I started in 5th grade (11 years ago now) with The Wind Singer and have forever been affected by your work. I recently read "The Retreat From Moscow" as well and was incredibly impressed. Were I not a man, Alice would definitely be one of my dream roles. After being exposed to a large portion of your work, I am curious if you have ever thought of using ideas, themes, and worlds like those in The Wind on Fire Trilogy or Gladiator in your stage plays. Or if you thought it might be the improper medium for such physically demanding stories. I personally think someone could make an incredibly moving piece of theatre with a well-written script of that sort. -Daniel

William Nicholson responded:

No, to be honest I've never dared to attempt a fantasy theme on the stage. It's an interesting idea. At present I'm staying very naturalistic in my stage work. But when you think of His Dark Materials on stage, it's clear that all things are possible. Maybe one day.