Nick Hornby

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



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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The right choice of flowers for the wedding day is very important. Since most of the people need to choose a florist after they booked a venue and chose a wedding photographer. Not only the bouquet but also the decorations in the church, the restaurant, and the accessories are very important. There are many things to think about! Let’s see how to choose the flowers and wedding photographer for you

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High Fidelity

3.92 avg rating — 194,356 ratings — published 1995 — 205 editions
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About a Boy

3.79 avg rating — 133,194 ratings — published 1998 — 108 editions
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A Long Way Down

3.43 avg rating — 86,169 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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How to Be Good

3.22 avg rating — 55,340 ratings — published 2001 — 55 editions
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Juliet, Naked

3.50 avg rating — 44,495 ratings — published 2009 — 92 editions
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Fever Pitch

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Funny Girl

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Just Like You

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3.56 avg rating — 13,723 ratings — published 2002 — 68 editions
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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


June 2016 New School Classic Poll

  40 votes, 18.7%

  35 votes, 16.4%

  22 votes, 10.3%

1955, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 307 pages
  20 votes, 9.3%

1913, Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 134 pages
  19 votes, 8.9%

1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 267 pages
  17 votes, 7.9%

  12 votes, 5.6%

1995, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, 334 pages
  11 votes, 5.1%

  9 votes, 4.2%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 424 pages
  7 votes, 3.3%

1988, Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 649 pages
  6 votes, 2.8%

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

1957, The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas, 200 pages
  4 votes, 1.9%

1958, Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene, 220 pages
  4 votes, 1.9%

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


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