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===Found at alvit.de:
Nick Hornby was born in 1957 in Maidenhead, England; he is the son of a successful businessman Sir Derek Hornby. When Nick was 11 years old, his parents divorced and since then he became a very dedicated reader. Hornby majored in English Literature at Cambridge University and here he began to compose stage plays, screenplays and radio plays. After graduating Hornby taught English to foreign students. Besides his profession he wrote articles about music, books and sports for some British & American newspapers. In the 90's Nick Hornby turned to writing full-time.
===Found at wsfilms.com:
Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey England, and is the author of the novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to Be Good, and A Long Way Down, and the memoir Fever Pitch. He also edited the collection of short stories, Speaking with the Angel and is the pop music critic for the New Yorker.
He is a graduate of Cambridge University and was a teacher before turning to writing full-time. Before turning his attention to fiction, Hornby was a regular contributor to Esquire, the London Sunday Times, and The Independent. He has also written for GQ, Elle, Time, The New Republic, Vogue, and Premiere.
In 1999, Hornby was awarded the E.M. Forster award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Several of Hornby's books have made the jump from page to screen. Hornby wrote the screenplay for the first, a 1997 British adaptation of Fever Pitch, starring Colin Firth. It was followed in 2000 by High Fidelity, starring John Cusack, Jack Black, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
About a Boy, starring Hugh Grant, was released in 2002, and an Americanized Fever Pitch, in which Jimmy Fallon plays a hopelessly addicted Boston Red Sox fan who tries to reconcile his love of the game with that of his girlfriend Drew Barrymore, was released in 2005. The film rights for A Long Way Down were purchased by Johnny Depp prior to its release, and the film is currently in production.
The Broadway musical version of High Fidelity opens Fall 2006.