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November 5, 2015

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 the big city, making friends and meeting a man who adores her. Just as she appears settled, however, sudd...

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Published on November 05, 2015 03:51 • 831 views

May 27, 2015

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

funny girl PB

Get your copies now:


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 for Billboard positing what a HIGH FIDELITY sequel might look like in 2015 – click here to find out what Ni...

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Published on May 27, 2015 01:40 • 321 views

November 6, 2014

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FUNNY GIRL hits the shelves in the UK this week, and there has been a flurry of activity around the book – Nick’s first new novel in five years.

Last week saw the release of a teaser for the book in the form of a ‘long-lost’ title sequence from Barbara (and Jim), the fictional sitcomthat is the starring vehicle for our heroine Sophie Straw.

Watch the teaser below:

Penguin Audio also held an in-depth interview with Nick on FUNNY GIRL, the process of adapting from book to screen, his favorite auth...

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Published on November 06, 2014 04:30 • 584 views

October 17, 2014


We’re less than three weeks awayuntil the release of Nick’s long-awaited new novelFunny Girlin the UK, with the American edition set to debut next year.

The US cover was launched this week by Entertainment Weekly, who featured a brief interview about the book with Nick:

Q:What made you want to write about funny ladies?

NH: Lots of things…A biography of Lucille Ball that I read probably started it. And working with Rosamund Pike onAn Educationstarted me thinking about women who don’t want to do t...

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Published on October 17, 2014 10:52 • 523 views

September 15, 2014

Nick’s eagerly anticipated new novel Funny Girl is finally being published in the UK on November 6. To celebrate, 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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One lucky winner will receive an ultra-exclusive limited edition hardback proof copy (pictured), with ten limited edition paperback proofs also up for grabs for runners-up.


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Published on September 15, 2014 05:08 • 779 views

June 23, 2014

In a new piece for ESPN, Nick Hornby discusses the aftermath of another disappointing World Cup for England.

Read the full article here.

The post England failing time and again appeared first on Nick Hornby.

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Published on June 23, 2014 06:56 • 296 views

June 17, 2014

The Nick Hornby scripted adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) is featured in The Guardian’s Festival round up. Read all about it here.

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Published on June 17, 2014 08:20 • 136 views

June 11, 2014

Nick is writing a couple of pieces for ESPN during the World Cup.

Read the first one here.

The post Cash, culture and the World Cup appeared first on Nick Hornby.

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Published on June 11, 2014 04:20 • 125 views

June 10, 2014


Open Marriage: A New Life—Nena and George O’Neill
Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny—Nile Rodgers
Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds—Lyndall Gordon
Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages—Phyllis Rose
The Last Word—Hanif Kureishi


The Last Word—Hanif Kureishi
Nameless Novel—Anonymous
Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion—Robert Gordon
A Song for Issy Bradley—Carys Bray

This column always begins with a list of...

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Published on June 10, 2014 06:30 • 147 views


The British Museum Is Falling Down—David Lodge
Angel—Elizabeth Taylor
My American—Stella Gibbons


Eminent Hipsters—Donald Fagen
The British Museum Is Falling Down—David Lodge
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold—John le Carré
Thunderstruck and Other Stories—Elizabeth McCracken

Ihave been thinking a lot about the past these last few weeks, for reasons both professional and personal—but then who hasn’t? Don’t we all think about the past, all the time, when we’re not thinking about...

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Published on June 10, 2014 06:28 • 154 views

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