Nick Hornby Will Adapt Love, Nina into a TV Miniseries

Posted on February 17, 2015

The BBC announced that it has inked a deal with Nick Hornby (Wild, About a Boy) to adapt Nina Stibbe's book Love, Nina into a five part dramedy series for television.

Love, Nina won the 2014 National Book Award for nonfiction. The book tells the true story of Nina Stibbe's adventures as a nanny to the two boys of Mary-Kay Wilmers, the editor of the London Review Of Books, and her husband film director Stephen Frears. Nina was only 19 when she became a nanny and her letters about her take on the literary world she entered are truly hilarious. The book's story is told in the form of her letters home to her sister in Leicestershire.

Hornby said about the project, "Love, Nina has already attained the status of a modern classic, and I am so happy that I've been given the opportunity to adapt it. We want to make a series that is as charming, funny and delightful as Nina Stibbe's glorious book."

Nick Hornby is the author of About A Boy and High Fidelity. He was nominated for an Academy Award for An Education. He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's book Wild which stars Reese Witherspoon. He was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for the film. His most recent novel is Funny Girl.

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