Nick Hornby

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  • Birth Place: Redhill, Surrey, England
  • Profession: Writer, Author, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • His father was once the chairman of London and Continental Railways.
  • Published his first book Contemporary American Fiction in 1992, a collection of literary essays.
  • Won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 1992 for Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life.
  • His first novel, High Fidelity, was adapted into a Broadway musical in 2006, with lyrics by Amanda Green and music by Tom Kitt.
  • In 2010, collaborated with Ben Folds on the album Lonely Avenue; Folds wrote the music and Hornby contributed the lyrics.
  • Co-founded the Ministry of Stories in 2010, a charity dedicated to help young people develop creative writing skills.
  • As a result of trying to find specialized education for his autistic son Danny, he co-founded the charity Ambitious about Autism and its Treehouse School.

Awards

  • 2009, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Winner
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee

Relationships

  • Virginia Bovell — Ex-wife
  • Danny Hornby — Son
  • Derek Peter Hornby — Father
  • Margaret Audrey Hornby — Mother
  • Amanda Posey — Wife
  • Gill Hornby — Sister

College

  • University of Cambridge, Jesus College, Cambridge, England (BA in English, 1976)

Details

  • Birth Place: Redhill, Surrey, England
  • Profession: Writer, Author, Producer

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