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Nick Hornby

Biography

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of the novels HOW TO BE GOOD, HIGH FIDELITY, ABOUT A BOY, A LONG WAY DOWN and FUNNY GIRL, as well as the memoir FEVER PITCH. He is also the author of SONGBOOK, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the editor of the short story collection SPEAKING WITH THE ANGEL. The recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award for 1999 as well as the 2003 Orange Word International Writers’ London Award, he lives in North London.

Nick Hornby

Books by Nick Hornby

by Nick Hornby - Contemporary Fiction, 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 schoolteacher with two 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 one could have predicted. He's of a different class, a different culture, and a different generation. 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…