An Evening with Nick Hornby

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Special Events

British writer Nick Hornby made his debut in 1992 with the autobiographical Fever Pitch, a chronicle of his adventures as an obsessed fan of the Arsenal Football Club. Since then, Hornby has written four other books of nonfiction, as well as numerous articles and critical pieces, and seven novels, including High Fidelity and About a Boy—both made into major motion pictures. Hornby wrote the screenplay for the widely acclaimed 2009 film, An Education. He also wrote the screenplay for the forthcoming film Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir. His newest novel is Funny Girl, the story of two women in comedy in the sixties and will be published in early 2015.  In “Stuff I’ve Been Reading,” his decade-long column in The Believer magazine, Hornby writes about books he has bought and read throughout the month, guided by the mantra “Read what you enjoy, not what bores you.”