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Nick Hornby

State of the Union

Nick is author of the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About A Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down and Juliet, Naked. Many of his books have been made into successful, and much-loved, films, including Fever Pitch starring Colin Firth, High Fidelity starring John Cusak and About a Boy with Hugh Grant. Nick has also scripted the adaptation of Lynn Barber’s memoir ‘An Education’ as well as Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Nick is a huge pop music fan. His latest book State of the Union is the companion novella to his new TV series directed by Stephen Frears and starring Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike and has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. Nick is a huge pop music fan. Nick co-founded The Ministry of Stories - a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in east London.