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Name: Nick Hornby                                                                       
Born: April 17, 1957 Redhill, Surrey, England                                           
Nick Hornby (born 17 April 1957 in Redhill, Surrey, England) is an English             
novelist and essayist. He is best known for the novels High Fidelity, About a           
Boy and the football memoir Fever Pitch. In his work he frequently touches upon         
sports, music, and the aimless and obsessive personalities of his main                 
Hornby's first book, Fever Pitch, was published in 1992. It is an                       
autobiographical story about his fanatical support of the Arsenal Football Club.       
His second book and first novel, High Fidelity, was published in 1995.                 
His third novel, About a Boy, published in 1998, is about two "boys" -- Marcus,         
an awkward yet endearing adolescent from a single parent family, and the free           
floating, mid-30s Will Freeman who overcomes his own immaturity and self-centeredness   
through his growing relationship with Marcus.                                           
The novel How to Be Good was published in 2001. The female protagonist in the           
novel explores contemporary morals, marriage and parenthood.                           
Hornby's novel A Long Way Down was published in 2005.                                   
Hornby's newest book, entitled Slam, was released on October 16, 2007, and is           
his first novel for young adults.                                                       
It has also been rumoured that he has been writing a movie with Emma Thompson           
and Pamela Anderson