Nick Hornby

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Nick Hornby

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in Redhill, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom
April 17, 1957




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Nick Hornby is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, Slam, How to Be Good, High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Shakespeare Wrote for Money, and The Polysyllabic Spree, as well as the editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ E. M. Forster Award and the winner of the 2003 Orange Word International Writers’ London Award. Among his many other honors and awards, four of his titles have been named New York Times Notable Books. A film written by Hornby, An Education – shown at the Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim – was the lead movie at the 200 ...more

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Nick’s latest novel has hit the UK, with this fantastic new jacket:

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What’s more, this summer heralds the 20th Anniversary of HIGH FIDELITY, Nick’s very first novel. To mark the occasion there’s a brand new audio book, read by actor Russel Tovey (BEING HUMAN, THE HISTORY BOYS).

Listen to an extract below:

Meanwhile, Nick wrote an article fo...

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High Fidelity
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About a Boy
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A Long Way Down
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How to Be Good
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Juliet, Naked
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Fever Pitch
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February 2015, Nick Hornby
"A Lucille Ball-obsessed actress seeks TV stardom in 1960s London in Funny Girl, the first new novel in five years from the author of High Fidelity and About a Boy." ...More

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“People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

“It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party.”
Nick Hornby

“The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.”
Nick Hornby, How to Be Good


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