Nick Hornby

Novelist & Screenwriter

Nick Hornby is a novelist, essayist, lyricist and screenwriter. Nick established himself as a journalist, with features published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, Elle, Vogue, GQ, Time Out, Time, the Literary Review and the Independent. His first book was a collection of critical essays on American writers, entitled Contemporary American Fiction (1992). 


Nick's best-known books are the internationally best-selling novels High Fidelity, About A Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down and Juliet, Naked. His non-fiction books include the football memoir Fever Pitch and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, a collection of Nick’s essays on books and culture. He is also the author of Slam, which is vintage Hornby for teenagers.

Fever Pitch, High Fidelity, About A Boy and A Long Way Down have all been made into successful, and much-loved, films, starring Colin Firth, John Cusack and Hugh Grant. Fever Pitch was also released as a film in 2005 starring Drew Barrymore. Nick has also scripted the adaptation of Lynn Barber’s memoir ‘An Education’ as well as Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín.

Nick’s new novel, Funny Girl is published by Viking in hardback on November 6th.  It’s the behind the scenes story of a hit 1960's BBC TV sitcom.

Nick’s written the screenplay for Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon which previewed at the London Film Festival earlier this month and will be on general release in January 2015.