Nick Hornby

(b. 1957)

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(1957– ),

British novelist and autobiographer, born in Redhill, Surrey. He began by writing journalism, some of it collected in Contemporary American Fiction (1992, essays). Fever Pitch (1992) is a memoir about his years as a supporter of Arsenal football club, which opened the floodgates for a whole new genre of male confessional writing. He then edited My Favourite Year (1993), an anthology of football pieces, and wrote the comic novels High Fidelity (1995), About a Boy (1998), How to be Good (2001), which confirmed his position as the spokesman for a generation of emotionally bewildered young men, and A Long Way Down (2005).

Subjects: Literature.

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Works by Nick Hornby