Author Nick Hornby joins Rhett from Islington, North London to talk about the book that he’s currently working on, which happens to be about Charles Dickens (the writer) and Prince (the artist). Nick and Rhett discuss Nick’s evolution as a writer, his unique ability to write about music in a realistic way, and why the secret to success is doing the work and getting something done every day. Nick Hornby is an English writer and lyricist best known for his memoir Fever Pitch, and novels High Fidelity and About a Boy. Much of his writing is centered around sports, music, and the aimless and obsessive nature of his characters. His books have sold over 5 million copies worldwide and in 2004, BBC named Nick the 29th most influential person in British culture. He’s also written several screenplays, and some of his books have even been adapted into films, musicals, and television shows. Wheels Off is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and produced by Rhett Miller. Co-produced by Kirsten Cluthe in partnership with Nick Ruffini (Revoice Media). Editing by Justin Thomas. Production Assistance by Matt Bavuso. Music by OLD 97’s. Episode artwork by Katherine Boils. Show logo by Tim Skirven. Revisit Season One of Wheels Off with Rosanne Cash, Rob Thomas, Will Forte, Lydia Loveless, Allison Moorer, Ted Leo, Paul F. Tompkins, Jen Kirkman, and more. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also ask Alexa to play it. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we welcome a genuine literary legend to YB: Nick Hornby! Nick is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy and, most recently, Just Like You. He’s also published non-fiction such as Fever Pitch, and has written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and Love Nina. We talked to him about Rin Tin Tin, the pain of rereading, the definition of a classic and why his dad kept Fanny Hill in his boot.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableNick Hornby- Just Like YouMarilynne Robinson - GileadMarilynne Robinson - HousekeepingLucy Ellmann - Ducks NewburyportGeoffrey Willans - Compleet MolesworthSue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian MoleAlbert Camus - The StrangerZadie Smith - White TeethMartin Amis - MoneyNick Hornby - Fever PitchEM Forster - Passage To IndiaGeorge Orwell - EssaysCharles Dickens - David CopperfieldCharles Dickens - Great ExpectationsJoseph Heller - Catch 22Nina Stibbe - Love NinaPaul Ewen - Francis PlugGeorge & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a NobodyAuberon Waugh - Diaries 72-76Nick Hornby - Stuff I’ve Been ReadingDavid Kynaston - Austerity BritainPG Wodehouse - LettersAngus Calder - Myth of the BlitzRickie Lee Jones - Last Chance TexacoJane Allen - I Lost My Childish LaughterMark Harris - Mike NicholsCarter & Kashner - Mike Nichols: Life Isn't EverythingNora Ephron - Crazy SaladMark Harris - Pictures at a RevolutionTracey Thorn - My Rock and Roll FriendDaniel Coffield - Tales From the Colony RoomStefan Kanfer - Lucille BallSusan Orlean - Rin Tin TinSusan Orlean - Library BookEve Babitz - Eve’s HollywoodMary Ann Shaffer - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyTannenbaum & Marks - I Want My MTVLucy Mangan - BookwormFrancis Spufford - Child That Books BuiltJohn Cleland - Fanny HillDH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s LoverErich Kästner - Emil and the DetectivesErich Kästner- Lottie and LisaAnne Tyler - Dinner at the Homesick RestaurantAnn Patchett - Dutch HouseGayl Jones - PalmaresJonathan Wilson - History of Football TacticsDean Windass - Deano See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'Fever Pitch' is widely regarded to be the best football book ever written. It's been made into two films, won the 1992 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and inspired countless football fans around the UK to think more deeply about their football fandom. Its author, Nick Hornby, joins us in the studio for today's episode of the Book Club! Nick sits down with Kate and Jim to remember the seismic impact of 'Fever Pitch', nearly thirty years after its initial publication. Nick's footballing obsession embedding itself within every aspect of his life and the book encapsulates the joy, frustration, hopelessness and deliriousness felt by a generation of football fans on the terraces every Saturday. From his deep love for Arsène Wenger to the state of the modern game, it's a fascinating chat with one of the forefathers of modern football writing! You can purchase the latest edition of 'Fever Pitch' here. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
#330 Nick Hornby: Getting Published, Dealing With Rejection
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Nick Hornby is the author of many novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy, Juliet, Naked and others, and now he has a new book Just Like You which I thoroughly enjoyed and is out in paperback. He is also the author of Fever Pitch, a book on his life as a devoted supporter of Arsenal Football Club and many of his books have been turned into iconic films. In 2009 he wrote the screenplay for the film An Education, in (2014) the screenplay for Wild — and in (2015) the screenplay Brooklyn. In this episode we talk about creative advice, thoughts on rejection, being published, why he wanted to write diverse characters in his new novel Just Like You, a book about connecting with each other despite how polarised the world seems to be right now. Thanks for being here, I hope you enjoy our conversation!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, the vault opens up revealing my 2009 interview with New York Times Best Selling author, Nick Hornby. Best known for his memoir Fever Pitch and novels High Fidelity and About a Boy,This interview takes place the week of the 82nd Academy Awards in which Mr. Hornby was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for An Education.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
The Magic Book Club Podcast with Nick Hornby and Pip Williams
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On this week's episode of The Magic Book Club Podcast Tom Price catches up with the mind behind Australian word of mouth sensation The Dictionary of Lost Words, Pip Williams. Calling in all the way from down under, the two discuss the fascinating history behind the creation of The Oxford Dictionary, and the words that were lost to us almost 140 years ago... and our very own Emma B chats to writing legend Nick Hornby about Brexit era romance novel (yes, we said all of those words at once) Just Like You.
Celebrated contemporary artists, Nick Hornby and Oliver Beer, joined us online for a conversation about art in the time of Covid-19, through the lens of their recent solo shows, Beer’s ‘Oma’ at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London (Sep-Oct 2020) and Hornby’s ‘Zygotes and Confessions’ at MOSTYN (showing until 18th April, 2021).Nick Hornby is a sculptor known for large works in bronze, marble and steel described as ‘often imposing, mind-bending and futuristic-looking’, while Oliver Beer works with sculpture, performance and film. Though they may appear to have little in common, both artists engage with slicing, impregnated meaning and translations of form. Last summer they co-curated an original exhibition mixing recent graduates with established artists in a vast warehouse in Soho, currently serving as Beer’s studio.
Nick Hornby is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity and About a Boy, and his latest, Just Like You, along with several works of non-fiction including his ground-breaking debut, Fever Pitch. He has written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and, most recently, State of the Union.We had a great chat with Nick hearing about how he broke into writing and pitched Fever Pitch to an agent. We also learn about the difference between writing memoir and fiction, and hear about his love of writing screenplays - including hearing about his latest screenwriting project involving one of the biggest bands in history!Links:Buy Just Like You and Nick's other booksVisit Nick's websiteFollow Nick on TwitterWatch our video panel Page One Sessions as we discuss writing with great authors: https://youtu.be/gmE6iCDYn-sThe Page One Podcast is brought to you by Write Gear, creators of Page One - the Writer's Notebook. Learn more and order yours now: https://www.writegear.co.uk/page-oneFollow us on Twitter: @write_gearFollow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WriteGearUK/Follow us on Instagram: write_gear_uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this book club podcast Róisín, Ann Ingle, Bernice Harrison and Niamh Towey discuss our latest read, Nick Hornby’s ninth novel, Just Like You. The author, known for his portrayal of the interior lives of men in books including the much loved, High Fidelity, is back with a funny age-gap love story set to a backdrop of Brexit London. In it, Hornby attempts to inhabit the point of view of a black man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s, with excursions into football and music.Does he successfully embody the lives of the two protagonists? In the era of Black Lives Matter, has the author managed to handle the issue of race appropriately? And, how does Brexit work as a literary device? As usual there were some strong opinions among our book clubbers, minor disagreements and even a slightly uncomfortable exploration of a hypothetical age-gap love story involving two of our panelists. We’ll have details of our upcoming Christmas book club meeting in a later episode and on our social media channels.
Film reviews with Ruth Barton & Justin MacGregor, an interview with bestselling author & screenwriter, Nick Hornby, Sweet Dreams is a new book charts the social history of the New Romantic era of music. Peter Murphy reviews & revisits music from Duran Duran to the Human League & Eurythmics.