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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Nick’s eagerly anticipated new novel Funny Girl is finally being published in the UK on November 6. To celebrate, Penguin.co.uk are giving away limited edition proof copies of the book, in exchange for you telling them your favourite British funny woman. Who’s it going to be? Caitlin Moran? Jennifer Saunders? Dawn French?


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High Fidelity
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 119,823 ratings — published 1995 — 105 editions
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About a Boy
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 89,600 ratings — published 1998 — 109 editions
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A Long Way Down
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 50,653 ratings — published 2005 — 74 editions
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How to Be Good
3.15 of 5 stars 3.15 avg rating — 35,761 ratings — published 2001 — 60 editions
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Juliet, Naked
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 26,627 ratings — published 2009 — 53 editions
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Fever Pitch
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 19,636 ratings — published 1992 — 66 editions
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Slam
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 15,243 ratings — published 2007 — 64 editions
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Songbook
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 8,525 ratings — published 2002 — 33 editions
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The Polysyllabic Spree
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 5,489 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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The Polysyllabic Spree More Baths, Less Talking Shakespeare Wrote for Money Housekeeping vs. the Dirt
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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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