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Nick Hornby

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Nick Hornby was born in 1957. His father, Sir Derek Hornby, was a successful businessman. Hornby junior went to Maidenhead Grammar School then studied English at Cambridge. After teaching in Cambridge, he worked for the Korean electronics giant Samsung as a meeter and greeter for their executives in the UK.

After that, he worked as a teacher then as a freelance journalist and then became a novelist. His career really took off with the phenomenally successful Fever Pitch in 1992 and he hasn't looked back since. How to be Good made the 2001 Booker long-list.

Genres: Literary Fiction
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What Happened in Vegas
   High Fidelity (1995)
   About a Boy (1998)
   How to Be Good (2001)
   A Long Way Down (2005)
   Click (2007) (with others)
   Slam (2007)
   Juliet, Naked (2009)
   Funny Girl (2014)
   Just Like You (2019)
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Nick Hornby recommends
Everything's Fine (2023)
Cecilia Rabess
"A subtle, ironic, wise state-of-the-nation novel, sharp enough to draw blood, hidden inside a moving, intimate, sincere and very real love story - or vice versa."
Pineapple Street (2023)
Jenny Jackson
"Jenny Jackson has written a lovely, absorbing, acutely observed novel about class, money and love. These are the themes of Henry James and Jane Austen, but they are observed with a fresh eye and a contemporary voice. Who wouldn't want to read Pineapple Street?"
Cult Classic (2022)
Sloane Crosley
"Cult Classic is aimed with deadly accuracy at those unfortunate enough to have dated only during the twenty-first century. It's witty - of course, because Sloane Crosley wrote it - and razor sharp, and very clever, ditto, but it's more romantic and redemptive than one had any right to expect. It also contains one-liners destined to appear on T-shirts and coffee mugs. It's so good. I couldn't stop reading it."

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Books containing stories by Nick Hornby
Dear NHS (2020)
100 Stories to Say Thank You
edited by
Adam Kay
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (2013)
(Best American Nonrequired Reading)
edited by
Dave Eggers

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Award nominations
2005 Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (nominee) : A Long Way Down
2001 Booker Prize (longlist) : How to Be Good

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