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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Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn

Brooklyn hits cinemas on both sides of the Atlantic this week, and has been garnering rave reviews and Oscar buzz from critics and audiences alike.

The film is adapted by Nick from Colm Tóibín’s bestselling novel, and starsSaoirseRonan as Ellis Lacey, a young woman who emigrates from her hometown of Enniscorthy in Ireland to New York. After a nervous start she begins to adapt to life in th...

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Average rating: 3.66 · 549,336 ratings · 30,125 reviews · 75 distinct worksSimilar authors
High Fidelity

3.94 avg rating — 156,762 ratings — published 1995 — 141 editions
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About a Boy

3.79 avg rating — 115,427 ratings — published 1998 — 146 editions
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A Long Way Down

3.41 avg rating — 70,590 ratings — published 2005 — 95 editions
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How to Be Good

3.18 avg rating — 46,272 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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Juliet, Naked

3.48 avg rating — 35,973 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Fever Pitch

3.72 avg rating — 29,766 ratings — published 1992 — 78 editions
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Funny Girl

3.37 avg rating — 23,532 ratings — published 2014 — 50 editions
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Slam

3.26 avg rating — 21,144 ratings — published 2007 — 81 editions
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Songbook

3.56 avg rating — 11,729 ratings — published 2003 — 43 editions
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The Polysyllabic Spree

3.73 avg rating — 6,772 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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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

Polls

June 2016 New School Classic Poll

 
  41 votes, 18.6%

 
  36 votes, 16.3%

 
  23 votes, 10.4%

1955, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 307 pages
 
  20 votes, 9.0%

1913, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 134 pages
 
  19 votes, 8.6%

1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 267 pages
 
  19 votes, 8.6%

 
  13 votes, 5.9%

1995, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, 334 pages
 
  11 votes, 5.0%

 
  9 votes, 4.1%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 424 pages
 
  7 votes, 3.2%

1988, Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 649 pages
 
  6 votes, 2.7%

1971, Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, 569 pages
 
  5 votes, 2.3%

1957, The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas, 200 pages
 
  5 votes, 2.3%

1958, Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene, 220 pages
 
  4 votes, 1.8%

1987, Cities of Salt by Abdul Rahman Munif, 627 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.4%

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