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Posted by Gilian Shields

May 30th 2010

This isn't really a question, I just wanted to say thank you for your novel 'The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life'. I have just bought it in a Sussex bookshop (very appropriate) and devoured it in a day. I loved all your characters and the way you explored their sense of failure and limitation, and yet at the same time the story remained hopeful and humane. I am so pleased to see on your website that there will be a sequel. I also heard you speak at the children's writers' conference at Robinson College a couple of summers ago and your talk was the highlight of the event; honest and funny and inspiring. So many thanks. Gillian Shields

William Nicholson responded:

Thanks for taking the trouble to pass on your response. Secret Intensity got no reviews at all, so I'm reliant on word of mouth to spread the word - which makes me very happy to hear of another satisfied reader. The sequel, All the Hopeful Lovers, will be out (in hardback) in September.

Posted by Sean Cooke

May 30th 2010

I watched Gladiator last night on Sky1 for what must be well over the 50th time at least. And still, after all these years, it doesn't disappoint. It's a wonderful film that will go down in history. Lots of drama, issues still found in modern films/life and of course, a good dosing of action to keep the 21st century low attention span watching! I had been watching the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers just before hand, a movie released two years after Gladiator. While both are very long, the former bored me at times with it's dragged out scenes and dialogue that seemed just there to move things along without any real meaning. Gladiator on the other hand kept me enthrawled for the entire duration, a true masterpiece! Good job on that one, you were part of what I would consider one of the greatest movies I've ever seen.

William Nicholson responded:

I too am still very proud of my part in Gladiator - it really does stand the test of time, I agree.

Posted by jan castillo

May 30th 2010

hi again mr. nicholson. i have another question.. are your books available in the philippines? i bought your books just second hand and second hand books here in the philippines are from america or somewhere so does that mean they're not here? i want to read your the society of others but i haven't seen the book..

William Nicholson responded:

My books are published in the US, and of course you can get them from Amazon. I don't know how available they are in the Philippines, but I'm sure a bookshop there could order any book you want. I hope you find The Society of Others - I think you'll enjoy it.

Posted by Sacha Mason

May 30th 2010

I read your piece in the TES about your reflections on the need to talk about sex and relationships with children and young people. This had real resonance with some research that I conducted in primary schools for my Masters Degree and I am disapppointed that it looks like the new government is not intending to persue the compulsory status of Sex and Relationship Education as part of the curriculum. My research suggested that children wanted and needed a wealth of information about sex and relationships and that those caring for them cannot, as you suggest, 'afford to 'stand aside'. I am committed to raising awareness of the wider implications of not addressing these issues with children and am currently writing a book for professionals working with children. I celebrate your ambition to use literature as a way of offering some 'alternative versions of love and sex'.

William Nicholson responded:

I'd love to see your research, if that's possible. Perhaps it would be better to wait for you to complete your book. Keep me on your list.

Posted by jan castillo

May 29th 2010

do you have a facebook account? what is it? i'd like to be your friend..

William Nicholson responded:

I'm not on Facebook - maybe I should be? I'm not sure what I'd use it for. Likewise Twitter.

Posted by jan castillo

May 29th 2010

hey william! i really love the wind on fire trilogy. i've read in the reading group guide that there were many offers to make the trilogy into a movie but you accepted not one offer. why? please make it into a movie! it's great!! the story is so great! i really love mumpo's character. so please, please, accept the offers. i'd love to see how mumpo looks like..

William Nicholson responded:

I didn't want a film until the books were all out and read. By the time I was ready to say yes, there were no decent offers. Maybe one day...