Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby

The author of Fever Pitch and a curator of Waterstone's Writer's Table in 2009...

Nick Hornby was born in 1957. He is the author of five previous novels, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award) and Slam; three works of non-fiction, Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award), 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Books Critics Circle Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree; and a Pocket Penguin book of short stories, Otherwise Pandemonium. His new novel, Juliet, Naked, was published in September 2009 and he recently wrote the screenplay for the film An Education, which was nominated for three Oscars. Nick Hornby lives and works in Highbury, north London.

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In his own words:

"I started by writing plays. They were sort of screen-cum-radio-cum-TV plays, and they weren't very good... When I left university and I tried to write, everything came out sounding like bad essays, so I thought I should stick to dialogue. I hadn't done enough reading-not of the things I wanted to emulate-so it took me a while, a long while, to grapple with voice... everything changed for me when I read Anne Tyler, Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, and Lorrie Moore, all in about '86-'87... voice, tone, simplicity, humour, soul ... all of these things seemed to be missing from the contemporary English fiction I'd looked at, and I knew then what I wanted to do"

Nick Hornby

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Name: Nick Hornby

Date of birth: 17.4.1957

Place of birth: Redhill, Surrey

Current Home: Highbury, North London.

Education: Cambridge University

Similar Authors: Tony Parsons, Mike Gayle

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Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked

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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, slightly obsessive Duncan, and now she'd like her money back, please. It's time to move...
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Slam

Slam (Paperback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 03/04/2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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'There was this time when everything seemed to have come together. And so obviously it was time to go and screw it all up'. Sam is sixteen... Read more


High Fidelity (eBook)

High Fidelity (eBook)

by Nick Hornby

Format: eBook
Published: 05/05/2005
Publisher: Penguin

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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
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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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 (eBook)

Juliet, Naked (eBook)

by Nick Hornby

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Published: 03/09/2009
Publisher: Penguin

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A Long Way Down (eBook)

A Long Way Down (eBook)

by Nick Hornby

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Published: 05/05/2005
Publisher: Penguin

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A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby is a tragicomic tale of strangers and secrets 'Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower... Read more

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Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked (Paperback)

by Nick Hornby

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 26/12/2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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