Nina Stibbe

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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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Reading group: Nina Stibbe's Reasons to be Cheerful is our book for April
The Love, Nina author’s novel about a 18-year-old who moves above a dental surgery to escape her mother is set to raise laughs this month – do join in

Sam Jordison

07, Apr, 2020 @10:00 AM

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How to be hopeful: Nina Stibbe on why optimism is a gift – even if all your plans fall through
The novelist and diarist refused to hope, until she saw how much her sister gained from it, regardless of the outcome

Nina Stibbe

15, Dec, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Hope in the dark: culture to make you feel less terrible about the UK election
You may be distraught at the result, or just want a break from politics – so find solace in our critics’ pick of 30 films, songs, books and more to hide under a duvet with

Peter Bradshaw, Alexis Petridis, Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Richard Lea, Alison Flood, Imogen Tilden and Keith Stuart

13, Dec, 2019 @11:30 AM

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Nina Stibbe on Fleckney: ‘I’m thinking of having its duck pond tattooed on my arm’
The author on chip fights, family shame – and starting a new life in the Leicestershire village

Nina Stibbe

13, Apr, 2019 @11:00 AM

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How to survive after Fleabag: a cultural guide
All the shows, books and even bands to seek out if you need more of a Fleabag-y fix

09, Apr, 2019 @11:50 AM

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