Nick Hornby (born April 17, 1957 in Redhill ) is a British writer and screenwriter . He is considered one of the most important current representatives of pop culture and pop literature . His most famous works include Fever Pitch , High Fidelity and About a Boy .
Hornby studied English literature at Jesus College of Cambridge University . During his student days he wrote stage, television and radio plays, but did not devote himself entirely to writing until 1992. Hornby previously worked as an English teacher , including for immigrants .
Through his autistic son Danny, he is a founding member of TreeHouse, a UK-based organization that promotes better education for autistic children. This organization also benefited from the proceeds from the sale of the Speaking with the Angel short story collection and the film rights to How to be Good .
In addition to prose, Nick Hornby has written for various magazines and newspapers such as The Sunday Times , Time and The Independent . Today he is also active as a pop music critic for ' The New Yorker '. He was primarily inspired by Anne Tyler , whom he met at a meeting with his professor, who inspired him to write novels . Hornby found further inspiration from Raymond Carver , Richard Ford and Laurie Moore .
Hornby's books are characterized by an examination of everyday life, sometimes also with reference to his own biography, and often the effects of extreme fantasies . His debut novel Fever Pitch dealt with his experiences as a supporter of Arsenal FC and their influence on his life. In his second novel, High Fidelity , his preference for music is in the foreground, later disabilities (like that of his son) and depression are included as themes in his works. His work A Long Way Down represents an attempt to look at depression and especially suicide from a serious but humorous perspective.
- 1992: William Hill Sports Book of the Year award for Fever Pitch
- 1999: EM Forster Award , a prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
- 2001: Nomination for the “ Booker's Award ” for How to be good
- 2002: WH Smith Literary Award for How to be good
- 2003: Writer's Writer Award
- 2010: Oscar nomination for his screenplay for An Education
- 2016: Oscar nomination for his screenplay for Brooklyn
- as an author
- Fever pitch . Ballfieber, the story of a fan ( Fever Pitch ), translated by Marcus Geiss and Henning Stegelmann. Rogner and Bernhard bei Zweiausendeins, Hamburg 1996. Kiepenheuer & Witsch , Cologne 1997, 24th edition: 2004, ISBN 3-462-02586-4 . New translation 2013 by Ingo Herzke , Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2013, ISBN 978-3-462-04443-0
- High Fidelity ( High Fidelity ), translated by Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 1996. 13th edition 2001, ISBN 3-462-02524-4 . Droemer Knaur, Munich 1998.
- About a Boy or the Day of the Dead Duck. Roman ( About a boy ), translated by Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 1998. Droemer Knaur, Munich 2000; NA: 2002, ISBN 3-426-62224-6 .
- How to be good. Roman ( How to be Good ), translated by Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2001. Droemer Knaur, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-426-61535-5 .
- NippleJesus , Short Story (2002), see Speaking with the Angel .
- 31 songs ( 31 songs ), translated by Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2003, ISBN 3-462-03220-8 .
- A long way down . Roman ( A long way down ), translated by Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2005. Droemer Knaur, Munich 2006, ISBN 978-3-426-61536-2 .
My life as a reader ( The Polysyllabic Spree ), translated by Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2005, ISBN 3-462-03625-4 .
- My life as a reader. Audio book . Abridged reading. Hörverlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-89940-720-2 (2 CDs, read by Udo Wachtveitl).
- All you can read. Books that I buy - books that I read ( All You Can Read ), translated by Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2007, ISBN 978-3-462-03780-7 .
- Slam . Roman ( Slam ), translated by Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2008, ISBN 978-3-462-03965-8 . Droemer Knaur, Munich 2006, ISBN 978-3-426-50404-8 .
- Juliet, naked . Roman ( Juliet, Naked ), translated by Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2009, ISBN 978-3-462-04139-2 .
- An Education. The book about the film , translated by Stephan Klapdor. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2010, ISBN 978-3-462-04229-0 .
- Small country. Four stories , translated by Ulrich Blumenbach and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2011, ISBN 978-3-462-04321-1 .
- Pray - My Premier League season 2011/12 , translated by Ingo Herzke , Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2012, only as an e-book, ISBN 978-3-462-30658-3
- Everyone reads bastard: bilingual edition = Everyone's Reading Bastard . From the English by Ingo Herzke. Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch 2014
- Miss Blackpool. Roman ( Funny Girl ), translated by Isabel Bogdan and Ingo Herzke . Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2014, ISBN 978-3-462-04690-8 .
- Nobody said you should move out . Translated by Ingo Herzke. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2020, ISBN 978-3-462-05410-1 .
- as editor
- Speaking with the Angel , translated by Ariane Böckler, Clara Drechsler and Harald Hellmann. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2001. Droemer Knaur, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-426-61978-4 .
- My Favorite Year. Football stories ( My Favorite Year ), translated by Sonja Hinte. Bombus Verlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-936261-50-4 .
- 1997: Fever Pitch (Fever Pitch) - Director: David Evans
- 2009: An Education - Director: Lone Scherfig
- 2014: The Big Trip - Wild (Wild) - Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
- 2015: Brooklyn - A Love Between Two Worlds (Brooklyn) - directed by John Crowley
- 1997: Fever Pitch (Fever Pitch) - Director: David Evans
- 2000: High Fidelity - Director: Stephen Frears
- 2002: About a Boy or: The Day of the Dead Duck (About a Boy) - Director: Chris Weitz , Paul Weitz
- 2005: A Man for a Season - directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly
- 2014: A Long Way Down - Director: Pascal Chaumeil
- 2014–2015: About a Boy (TV series)
- 2018: Juliet, Naked - directed by Jesse Peretz
- Literature by and about Nick Hornby in the catalog of the German National Library
- Nick Hornby in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Nick Hornby's website
- Chart sources: DE UK US
- Marcus S. Kleiner: On the poetics of pop literature. Part 3: Present spellings. In: www.pop-zeitschrift.de. Pop. Culture and Criticism, April 23, 2013, accessed September 8, 2019 .
- Nick Hornby: My life as a reader , Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2005, page 46
- see foreword there
- http://www.treehouse.org.uk/about-us/th-permanent-building/the-cost/ ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Nick Hornby: My life as a reader , Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2005, page 14
- BEN FOLDS - LONELY AVENUE - AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 ( Memento of August 7, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
- IMDB - The Big Trip
- With Mick Jagger in the trendy restaurant in FAZ on December 17, 2014, page 10
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British novelist and screenwriter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 17, 1957|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Redhill|