Nina Stibbe

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One Day I Shall Astonish the World by Nina Stibbe review – a droll take on female friendship
The Love, Nina author’s new novel has all its predecessors’ gossipy bookishness and quirky charm

Hephzibah Anderson

24, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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My mother was a ruthless ditcher of friends – should I dump my most annoying mates?
The novelist Nina Stibbe has watched her mum cast off friends at the drop of a hat. Is it time to follow suit?

Nina Stibbe

23, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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One Day I Shall Astonish the World by Nina Stibbe review – everyday comedy
An old friendship is put the test in this light tale of university admin and bad dresses

Suzi Feay

21, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Nina Stibbe: ‘In fiction, female friendships are either ridiculously saintly or psychopathic’
The bestselling author of Love, Nina on her first non-autobiographical novel, the pros and cons of living in Cornwall, and never being the adult in the room

Kate Kellaway

17, Apr, 2022 @8:30 AM

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No tree, no presents and now no TV – was this going to be our worst Christmas ever?
We had been looking forward to watching unlimited television, but the set was on the blink. Then came a knock at the door …

Nina Stibbe

20, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Dreaming of a better future? Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell and more on books to inspire change
As our thoughts turn to life after the pandemic, authors from this year’s Hay festival choose books that have inspired lasting change in them

Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell, Imbolo Mbue, Sathnam Sanghera, Alice Roberts, Guvna B, Horatio Clare, Val McDermid, Kehinde Andrews, Jon McGregor, Tahmima Anam, Nina Stibbe, Hafsa Zayyan, Maaza Mengiste, Monique Roffey, Peter Scott-Morgan, Hollie McNish, Mel Giedroyc and Maggie Shipstead

29, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one
As parts of the UK enters another month – at least – of being stuck indoors, our critics pick out top music, games, books, TV, dance and art fixes to lift your spirits

Alexis Petridis, Keza MacDonald, Alison Flood, Lucy Mangan, Lyndsey Winship, Jonathan Jones

05, Nov, 2020 @10:51 AM

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'Men still say women aren't funny': Nina Stibbe wins Comedy women in print prize
Reasons to Be Cheerful wins award set up to correct ‘sexist imbalance’ in Wodehouse prize, having also won that honour in 2019

Alison Flood

14, Sep, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Top 10 books about nursing | Katharine McMahon
For Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary, books by authors from Mary Seacole to Nina Stibbe show how far the role has evolved

Katharine McMahon

06, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Nina Stibbe webchat – your questions answered on comedy, Alan Bennett and amateur dentistry
The comic writer behind Love, Nina and novels including Reasons to be Cheerful is online to answer your questions now

28, Apr, 2020 @11:36 AM

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How Nina Stibbe found her voice
Reasons to be Cheerful’s author once struggled to find her own style - but the letters she’d written to her sister, published later as Love, Nina, show that she had it all along

Sam Jordison

21, Apr, 2020 @10:51 AM

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Reasons to Be Cheerful delivers laughs with real tenderness
From the dentist tackling his own teeth to the teens discovering a new form of contraception, Nina Stibbe’s characters are ridiculously touching

Sam Jordison

14, Apr, 2020 @11:21 AM

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