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Nick Hornby


Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of such bestselling novels as HIGH FIDELITY, ABOUT A BOY and A LONG WAY DOWN, as well as several works of nonfiction. Many of his books have been turned into successful films and TV series. He has been Oscar-nominated twice, for his screenplays of An Education and Brooklyn. His 10-part, short-form TV series, "State of the Union," directed by Stephen Frears, has recently been broadcast by the Sundance Channel and the BBC, and has won three Emmys. He lives in London.

Nick Hornby

Books by Nick Hornby

by Nick Hornby - Humor, Nonfiction, Popular Culture

Every so often, a pairing comes along that seems completely unlikely --- until it’s not. Peanut butter and jelly, Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un, ducks and puppies, and now: Dickens and Prince. Equipped with a fan’s admiration and his trademark humor and wit, Nick Hornby invites us into his latest obsession: the cosmic link between two unlikely artists, geniuses in their own rights, spanning race, class and centuries --- each of whom electrified their different disciplines and whose legacy resounded far beyond their own time.

by Nick Hornby - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Lucy used to handle her adult romantic life according to the script she'd been handed. She met a guy just like herself; they got married and started a family. Too bad he made her miserable. Now, two decades later, she's a nearly divorced 41-year-old teacher with two school-aged sons, and there is no script anymore. So when she meets Joseph, she isn't exactly looking for love --- she's more in the market for a babysitter. Joseph is 22, living at home with his mother and working several jobs. It's not a match anyone could have predicted. But sometimes it turns out that the person who can make you happiest is the one you least expect, though it can take some maneuvering to see it through.

by Nick Hornby - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Set in 1960s London, FUNNY GIRL is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny, if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.

by Nick Hornby - Fiction

In four distinct and riveting first-person voices, Nick Hornby tells a story of four individuals confronting the limits of choice, circumstance and their own mortality. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets and the grace of second chances. Intense, hilarious, provocative and moving, A LONG WAY DOWN is a novel about suicide that is, surprisingly, full of life.

by Nick Hornby - Fiction

Will Freeman invents a fictional two-year-old, Ned, in order to get attractive single mothers to date him. And it seems to go quite well at first, until he meets an actual 12-year-old named Marcus, who is more than Will bargained for…