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Nick Hornby


The really heroic thing about Nick Hornby is that he lives in north London and rarely leaves it … Every English writer needs their corner that is forever England but only a few brave men choose to make that corner Highbury.” Zadie Smith, Time magazine

Nick Hornby shot to fame with his book Fever Pitch, about what the entire world calls football, though the Americans call soccer. His fame was further confirmed with High Fidelity, a novel about sex’n’drugs’n’rock’n’roll. Fever Pitch was made into a successful film, with Colin Firth playing the Hornby character, a move to attract the women audience who definitely would not have been attracted had Hornby played himself. He was born in Redhill in 1957 and studied at Cambridge University.

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31 songs that changed my life (Hornby’s 31 songs (at bottom) as well as songs from 31 other artists, musicians and writers)


1992 Fever Pitch
1995 High Fidelity (novel)
1998 About a Boy (novel)
2002 How to Be Good (novel)
2003 31 Songs
2004 The Polysyllabic Spree
2005 A Long Way Down (novel)
2006 Housekeeping vs. the Dirt
2007 Slam (novel)
2008 Shakespeare Wrote for Money
2009 Juliet, Naked (novel)
2012 Everyone’s Reading Bastard (stories)
2012 More Baths, Less Talking (articles)
2013 Ten Years in the Tub (articles)
2014 Funny Girl (novel)
2019 State of the Union (novel)
2020 Just Like You (novel)
2022 Dickens And Prince: A Particular Kind Of Genius (essay)