British writer Nick Hornby made his debut in 1992 with the autobiographical Fever Pitch, which chronicled his adventures as an obsessed fan of the Arsenal Football Club. Since then, Hornby has written four other books of nonfiction, including numerous articles and critical pieces, and seven novels, including High Fidelity and About a Boy—both made into major motion pictures. Hornby also wrote the screenplay for the widely acclaimed 2009 film, An Education. His forthcoming book, More Baths, Less Talking is a collection of Hornby’s long-running column for The Believer magazine, “Stuff I’ve Been Reading.” In the column, Hornby writes about books he bought and what he had read that month—often two completely different lists. The collection is a not just a witty tour of the author’s reading life, but a guide on how and what to read. “Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,” he writes.
Judson True received his Master of Journalism from UC Berkeley before beginning a career in San Francisco government. A former spokesman for Muni, he now serves as a legislative aide for Board of Supervisors President David Chiu. His previous interview for City Arts & Lectures include Joan Didion, David Remnick and Gene Wilder.
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