Nicholas Peter John Hornby was born on 17 April, 1957 in Redhill, Surrey and is an author, essayist, lyricist and screenwriter. His best-known work includes High Fidelity, About a Boy and Fever Pitch, which have all been adapted into popular films, and he’s even contributed lyrics to a Ben Folds album. He has sold over 5 million books and many of his stories revolved around music, sport and the aimless nature of humanity.
Fever Pitch, a memoir all about his love of Arsenal Football Club, was published in 1992. His first novel, High Fidelity, was published in 1995 and was adapted into a film starring John Cusack in 2000. Nick was also the script writer for 2015’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn.