Nicholas Peter John Hornby
(born April 17, 1957) is an English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter. He is best known for his memoir Fever Pitch
and the novels High Fidelity
and About a Boy
, all of which were adapted into films. His work frequently touches upon sport, music and the somewhat aimless and obsessive natures of his protagonists. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide as of 2018. His brother-in-law is Robert Harris
- Fever Pitch (1997), based on his own memoir.
- An Education (2009), based on the memoir by Lynn Barber.
- Wild (2014), based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed.
- Brooklyn (2015), based on the novel by Colm Tóibín.
- Love, Nina (2016), based on the book by Nina Stibbe.
- State of the Union (2019)
- Fever Pitch (1992), a memoir. Originally published as Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life.
- My Favourite Year: A Collection of Football Writing (ed.) (1993)
- The Picador Book of Sportswriting (ed.) (1996)
- 31 Songs (2003), a collection of essays about songs and the particular emotional resonance they carry for him, also published under the title Songbook.
- The Polysyllabic Spree (2004), a compendium of his "Stuff I've Been Reading" columns in The Believer.
- Housekeeping vs. the Dirt (2006), more of his columns from The Believer.
- Collaborated on the album Lonely Avenue (2010) with Ben Folds. Hornby wrote the lyrics, Folds did the rest.