“Nina” was released this past April in the US and is based on letters written home by author Nina Stibbe, who was working as a nanny for London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers during the 1980s. The book received the 2014 UK Popular Nonfiction Book of the Year award.
The book will be adapted as a five-part series for BBC One.
Hornby was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for the 2009 movie “An Education.”
“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 said of “Nina” in a statement, according to The Independent. “We want to make a series that is as charming, funny and delightful as Nina Stibbe's glorious book."
Hornby recently released the book “Funny Girl,” which the Monitor named as one of the best books of February 2015. Monitor staff wrote that the book has “wit, warmth, and British charm.”