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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
 
New and upcoming books
September 2024

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What Happened in Vegas
 
Novels
   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
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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."
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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?"
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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
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Dear NHS (2020)
100 Stories to Say Thank You
edited by
Adam Kay
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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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