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Nick Hornby

The English writer Nick Hornby was born in 1957 and lives nowadays in Highbury, which is situated in the north of London.

He wrote the book Fever Pitch[?] and the novels High Fidelity, About a Boy and How to be Good[?]. With these books, which especially appeal to men and all have become world wide best-sellers, he won fame and he can be seen as one of the most known modern English writers. Moreover, Nick Hornby is the author of the two anthologies[?] called My Favourite Year[?] and Speaking with the Angel[?].

In 1999 he received the E. M. Forster Award[?] by the American Academy of Art and Letters[?].

His book About a Boy has recently been adapted for the screen from the maker?s of Bridget Jones?s Diary[?] featuring the famous actor Hugh Grant. The story of the book deals with the relationship between the grown-up Will, who behaves like a teenager and is only interested in music and going out, and the boy Marcus, who acts like Will actually should. First Will can be seen as very superficial but afterwards he changes with the help of the teenager Marcus into a better and more social person.

Even though Nick Hornby writes in a very funny and entertaining way, his stories also contain a hidden depth and a message.



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