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Nick Hornby - Author

Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England, in 1957. He graduated from Cambridge University and taught English to foreign students while reviewing for magazines including Time Out and the Literary Review. His first book, a series of critical essays on American novelists, was published in 1992. Fever Pitch, his memoir of a life devoted to Arsenal football club, was published in 1992. It won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and was adapted as both a play and a film, the latter starring Colin Firth.
His fiction continues to explore male obsessions, crises and weaknesses. His first novel, High Fidelity (1995), is the story of an obsessive record collector and list-maker, and was adapted as a film in 2000 starring John Cusack. His second novel, About a Boy (1998), focuses on the growing relationship between 30-something Will Freeman and Marcus, a 12-year-old boy. A film version, starring Hugh Grant, premiered in 2002. His novel, How to Be Good (2001), explores contemporary morals, marriage and parenthood. It won the WH Smith Award for Fiction in 2002. His most recent books are 31 Songs (2003), which celebrates 31 songs of great significance to the author, and A Long Way Down (2005), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Novel Award and for a 2006 Commonweath Writers Prize.
In 1999 Nick Hornby was awarded the E. M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Slam
Nick Hornby
Gripping and funny this novel will appeal to all those who have ever picked up a skateboard and even those who haven't. From the author who brought you High Fidelity and Fever Pitch comes a new novel written for the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2008
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Fever Pitch
Nick Hornby
Chronicled from the perspective of a fanatical youngster, through disillusioned adolescence, to an adult "who should know better", the author - an Arsenal fan - examines the absurdities and traumas of everyday life and football. Combines anecdote with a wider...
Lovereading Price: £7.19 - Saving £1.80 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 05/10/2000
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