Nick Hornby to Adapt Love, Nina for BBC

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Nick Hornby to Adapt <i>Love, Nina</i> for BBC

Nick Hornby, the mind behind books such as High Fidelity and About a Boy, as well as screenplays like An Education and Wild , will be trying his hand at a television adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s nonfiction book, Love, Nina.

The BBC-commissioned adaptation will be a five-part series, produced by See-Saw Films.

Love, Nina details the true story of 20-year-old Stibbe as she relocates to London to work as a nanny. The book is told through a period of five years in a series of letters Stibbe sends to her sister. In 2014, Love, Nina won the National Book Award for non-fiction book of the year.

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,” Hornby told BBC. “We want to make a series that is as charming, funny and delightful as Nina Stibbe’s glorious book.”