Nick Hornby

Author of Fever Pitch...

Nick Hornby

Biography

Date of birth: 17th April 1957

Nick Hornby is an English novelist, perhaps best known for the novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, as well as his football memoir, Fever Pitch.

Hornby attended Cambridge University, where he read English. He started his career writing plays before establishing himself as a journalist. His features were published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, Elle, and Vogue, among other publications. Fever Pitch, Hornby's memoir about his support for Arsenal Football Club, was adapted for film twice--first in the UK, then in the U.S.

From there, Hornby published several more books, and several more films were created from some of those books, including High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down.

Book and writing awards

1993 William Hill Sports Book of the Year (Fever Pitch). 1999 E. M. Forster Award. 2002 WH Smith Literary Award (How to be Good). 2003 London Award. 2008 ALA Best Books for Young Adults (Slam). 2012 British Sports Book Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Sports Writing.

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl

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Funny Girl - the much-anticipated new novel by Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a Boy Make them laugh, and they're yours forever...It's the swinging 60s and the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie...
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Funny Girl

Funny Girl (Hardback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Hardback 352 pages
Published: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Viking

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Funny Girl - the much-anticipated new novel by Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a Boy Make them laugh, and they're... Read more

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Slam

Slam (Paperback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 01/07/2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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"Slam" is a hilarious coming-of-age novel by bestselling author Nick Hornby. 'There was this time when everything seemed to have come... Read more


High Fidelity

High Fidelity (Paperback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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High Fidelity is Nick Hornby's hilarious and heart-breaking first novel bestseller. Do you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most... Read more

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The Complete Polysyllabic Spree

The Complete Polysyllabic Spree (Paperback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 28/06/2007
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The "Complete Polysyllabic Spree" is Nick Hornby's wickedly funny journey through reading. This is not a book of reviews. This not a... Read more

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Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked (Paperback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 02/01/2014
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Juliet, Naked is bestselling author Nick Hornby's moving, funny account of life's second chances. Annie's put fifteen years into safe,... Read more

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A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 06/02/2014
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A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby's hilarious bestseller now a major motion picture starring Pierce Brosnan. 'Can I explain why I wanted to jump... Read more

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Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch (Paperback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 30/08/2012
Publisher: Penguin Classics

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This is the Twentieth Anniversary Edition. As a young boy, growing up in London and watching his parents' marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby -... Read more

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About a Boy

About a Boy (Paperback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 02/01/2014
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About a Boy is Nick Hornby's comic and heart-warming million-copy bestseller 'How cool was Will Freeman?' Too cool! At thirty-six,... Read more

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How to be Good

How to be Good (Paperback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 02/01/2014
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How to be Good is Nick Hornby's hilarious bestselling novel on life, love and charity. 'I am in a car park in Leeds when I tell my husband I... Read more

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