Nick Hornby to Write Love, Nina for BBC

love ninaNick Hornby has been commissioned by the BBC to pen the five-part drama series, adapted from Nina Stibbe’s nonfiction book.Hornby, who is best known for his novels, About a Boy and High Fidelity, also wrote the screen plays for Wild, A Long Way Down, About a Boy, An Education, High Fidelity, Fever Pitch and A Star Is Born.

The book tells the true story of Stibbe, who moved when she was 19 years old from the English provinces to London to work as a nanny for Mary-Kay Wilmers, the editor of the London Review of Books. It is told through letters sent by Stibbe to her sister over a five-year period.

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