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Durham University

Department of English Studies

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This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Nick Hornby and David Nicholls: On Relationships

25th October 2009, 19:30 to 20:30, Gala Theatre, Nick Hornby and David Nicholls

An event in Durham Book Festival, chaired by Dr Simon James (Department of English Studies, Durham University).

Two great novelists who are not afraid to write about the treacherous waters of relationships between men and women.

In Nick Hornby's long awaited new novel, Juliet, Naked, he returns to his roots of writing about music, manic fandom and the problems that both can cause to relationships.

In David Nicholls' One Day, Dexter and Emma meet as students, part unhappily, then begin a friendship that lasts a lifetime. We meet the characters across a period of 20 years as their lives intertwine. The book has been described as 'the best weird love story since The Time Traveller's Wife'.

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