Fri, 25/05/2012 - 09:03
Little, Brown has won a hotly contested six-way auction for two novels by Gill Hornby, sister of Nick Hornby and wife of Robert Harris. The publisher described Hornby’s début The Hive as “wise, touching and very, very funny”.
Editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson bought British Commonwealth...
Tue, 22/05/2012 - 09:15
Simon & Schuster's Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson by Paul Kimmage has been named best autobiography/biography at this year's British Sports Book Awards, with Waterstones named the best sports book retailer of the year.
The prize ceremony took place last night [21st May] at the Savoy in London, with each...
Mon, 05/03/2012 - 15:46
The British Sports Book Awards is to celebrate its 10th anniversary with three new awards, including a prize for Outstanding Contribution to Sports Writing, that will go to Nick Hornby in its inaugural year.
The other two prizes will go to the best golf and Motorsport books of the year, joining existing categories football, cricket,...
Fri, 28/10/2011 - 07:50
Author Nick Hornby wants to establish a national network of story centres for children, following a successful first year for the Ministry of Stories in Hoxton, London, which Hornby co-founded with Lucy Macnab and Ben Payne.
Hornby said: "The Ministry of Stories has had a happy, healthy and exciting first year, and there has...
Wed, 03/02/2010 - 04:06
Writer Nick Hornby is up for an Oscar in this year's Academy Awards.
In the shortlists, announced on Tuesday (2nd February), Hornby is nominated in the adapted screenplay category for his work on the film "An Education", based on Lynn Barber's autobiography of the same title.
He will go up against the writers...
Mon, 13/07/2009 - 07:02
Publication of new books by writers such as Nick Hornby, Sebastian Faulks and William Trevor have been brought forward to give them a chance of reaching the bestseller lists before Brown's new novel hits the shelves on 15th September, reports the Telegraph.
A senior executive at Penguin, which is publishing Trevor's new novel...
Sun, 14/06/2009 - 10:00
Amazon may launch the Kindle in the UK this year, Waterstone's has had success with the Sony Reader and Borders is about to launch a new device, but Nick Hornby is not feeling the fever pitch over e-books.
In an interview with The Bookseller the...
Fri, 12/06/2009 - 07:00
Eighteen months ago, Nick Hornby could not have foreseen that the latter half of 2009 would be so busy. Over the next six months Hornby will be working on a musical collaboration with American musician Ben Folds, his film adaptation of the Lynn Barber memoir An Adaptation will be released and a radio comedy series which he co-wrote...
Mon, 02/03/2009 - 06:40
A history of Dutch football and a non-fiction version of Catch 22 are among Nick Hornby's choices for his Writer's Table for Waterstone's. The High Fidelity author chose 40 titles that shaped his writing. The books went into selected stores on Saturday (28th February).
The choices will include Hornby's...
Tue, 29/04/2008 - 07:25
A group of Britain’s leading authors has accused Tesco of using “deeply chilling” tactics to silence its critics. Nick Hornby and Mark Haddon are among the writers who have signed a letter in The Times today condemning the supermarket for prosecuting a Thai business leader for making a speech that decried Tesco’s...