Edit
Nick Hornby Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (1) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trade Mark (5) | Trivia (14)

Overview (1)

Date of Birth 17 April 1957Maidenhead, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Nick Hornby was born on April 17, 1957 in Maidenhead, England. He is a writer and producer, known for About a Boy (2002), An Education (2009) and Brooklyn (2015). He was previously married to Virginia Bovell.

Spouse (1)

Virginia Bovell (? - 1998) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (5)

Often makes references to his favorite Bands and Musical artists
His protagonists are often teenagers or young adults
References to Football, especially Arsenal
His stories are often told from a first person perspective
Recurring theme of Divorce and failed relationships

Trivia (14)

His novel "How To Be Good" won Britain's W.H. Smith fiction award, April 2002.
Arsenal football club fan.
After his graduation at Cambridge University, he taught English at Parkside Community College in Cambridge.
Has an autistic son named Danny.
Though all of his writings take place in England, High Fidelity (2000) and Fever Pitch (2005), the film adaptation of his novels, both are set in the United States. - The original film version of Fever Pitch was made in 1997, and is set in England in 1989 - the season when Arsenal won the league at Anfield with virtually the last kick of the season.
Lives in Highbury, Islington, London.
His novels are "Fever Pitch" (1995), "About a Boy" (1998), "How to Be Good" (2002) and "A Long Way Down" (2002). His first bestseller "Fever Pitch" (1992) is an autobiographical work.
His son's disorder led him to become a cofounder of "TreeHouse", a charity for autistic children.
Brother-in-law of writer Robert Harris.
Has a sister, Gill.
His novel "Slam" was released in October 2007.
Worked as a journalist for several important newspapers such as The Sunday Times and magazines including GQ, Esquire and Vogue.
Started writing in his mid-twenties.
Two films that he wrote the Oscar-nominated scripts for, An Education (2009) and Brooklyn (2015), received the three exact same Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. Hornby's script for Wild (2014) also received nominations for Best Actress and Supporting Actress, which proves his ability to write great roles for women.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page