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Nick Hornby biography

Date of birth : 1957-04-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Redhill, Surrey, England
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-06-28
Credited as : Novelist, essayist and screenwriter, High Fidelity, Fever Pitch

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Nick Hornby is an English novelist, essayist and screenwriter. He is best known for the novels High Fidelity, About a Boy and for the football memoir Fever Pitch. His work frequently touches upon music, sport, and the aimless and obsessive natures of his protagonists.

Nick Hornby is the author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and other novels of early-21st-century British manhood. Hornby's first book, Fever Pitch (1992), described his obsession with the football team Arsenal, and made him a literary star in the United Kingdom. His subsequent novels, High Fidelity (1995) and About a Boy (1998), sealed his reputation worldwide as a crafty observer (and sometime victim) of pop music and pop culture. In addition to his novels, Hornby has written non-fiction for magazines, including pop music criticism for The New Yorker. Hornby's books have also been made into successful movies: Fever Pitch (1997) starred Colin Firth, High Fidelity (2002) was relocated from England to the United States and starred John Cusack and About a Boy (2002) starred Hugh Grant. His other books include How to Be Good (2001), Long Way Down (2005) and the musical reverie 31 Songs (2003).

Fever Pitch was also remade in the U.S. as a 2005 film starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore, with baseball's Boston Red Sox replacing the Arsenal Gunners as the team in question... Hornby's son Danny (b. 1993) is autistic, and in 1997 Hornby co-founded TreeHouse, an educational charity for children with autism.

Author of books:

(1995) High Fidelity
(1998) About a Boy
(2001) How to Be Good
(2005) A Long Way Down
(2007) Slam
(2009) Juliet, Naked

Short Stories:
(1998) Faith
(2000) Not a Star
(2005) Otherwise Pandemonium

(1992) Contemporary American Fiction
(1992) Fever Pitch
(2003) 31 Songs
(2004) The Polysyllabic Spree
(2006) Housekeeping vs. the Dirt
(2008) Shakespeare Wrote for Money

Anthologies edited:
(1993) My Favourite Year: A Collection of Football Writing
(1996) The Picador Book of Sportswriting
(2000) Speaking with the Angel
(2005) Otherwise Pandemonium

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