Nick Hornby

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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This just in from the Ministry Of Stories, a creative writing school for young people based on Dave Eggers' inspirational 826 schools in the US. As you can see, we need everything – including money, of course.

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We really need help. Over the next month the rather bland carcass of 159 Hoxton Street, N1 will be transformed into a monster supply shop, with a Ministry of Stories secreted b...

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High Fidelity
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 111,765 ratings — published 1995 — 102 editions
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About a Boy
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 82,653 ratings — published 1998 — 107 editions
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A Long Way Down
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 44,914 ratings — published 2005 — 69 editions
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How to Be Good
3.15 of 5 stars 3.15 avg rating — 33,953 ratings — published 2001 — 57 editions
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Juliet, Naked
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 24,651 ratings — published 2009 — 52 editions
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Fever Pitch
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 17,733 ratings — published 1992 — 59 editions
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 14,143 ratings — published 2007 — 61 editions
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 7,950 ratings — published 2002 — 31 editions
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The Polysyllabic Spree
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 5,781 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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Speaking With the Angel
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 4,580 ratings — published 2000 — 24 editions
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More books by Nick Hornby…
The Polysyllabic Spree More Baths, Less Talking Shakespeare Wrote for Money Housekeeping vs. the Dirt
Believer Books (9 books)
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The Polysyllabic Spree Housekeeping vs. the Dirt Shakespeare Wrote for Money More Baths, Less Talking
Stuff I've Been Reading (4 books)
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October 2009, Nick Hornby
"I'm frustrated by how much time has slipped by in my own life, and I've wasted more time than most, but I'm not sure I'd feel any better if I'd been more productive. For a start, my first couple of books were a product of all the times I'd wasted at football matches and in record stores." ...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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