Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby

  • an English novelist and essayist
  • born on April, 17 in 1957 in Redhill, England
  • was brought up in Maidenhead
  • was educated at Maidenhead Grammar School and Jesus College, Cambridge
  • after school first worked as an English teacher
  • later began to write in 1983

Books

  • 1992 “Fever Pitch” (autobiographical story detailing his fanatical support for a football club)
  • later published articles in the Sunday Times, Time Out and the Times Literary Supplement
  • 1995 “High Fidelity” (about a neurotic guy who has a music records shop)
  • 1998 “About a Boy” (actually is about two “boys”)
  • 2001 “How to be good” (a women explores morals, marriage and parenthood)
  • 2002 “Speaking with the Angel”
  • 2003 “31 Songs” (about his favorite music and favorite songs)
  • 2005 “A Long Way Down”
  • sports-related anthologies: “My Favourite Year” and “The Picador Book of Sports Writing”
  • 2008 “Stuff I’ve Been Reading” for the monthly magazine The Believer
  • 2007 “Slam” (about a a 15-year-old skateboarder whose life changes drastically when his girlfriend gets pregnant)
  • newest novel will be entitled “Juliet, Naked”

Success

  • five books where adapted into films
  • “High Fidelity” was adapted into a Broadway musical in 2006
  • got many awards for his books
  • prepared music shows with musicians
  • wrote the lyrics for some songs of the American singer/songwriter Ben Folds

Style

  • writes about everyday life
  • about things which are partly serious, horrible, shocking, sad
  • but in a humoristic way, without ever being superficious
  • as I said writes about sports, music, but also deals with disablement, failing carreers and depression

Sources

http://www.single-generation.de/grossbritannien/nick_hornby.htm
http://www.perlentaucher.de/autoren/7307/Nick_Hornby.html
http://www.nicksbooks.com/index.php/archives/category/news/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Hornby
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0394984/

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~ by luisaliebtrau on May 4, 2009.

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