This novel’s title is a word play on Nirvana's song "About a Girl" and the band is dragged through the book as a motive, mostly used to describe Ellie and her behavior. The novel analyses the growing up theme, human’s relations and the responsibility we are supposed to take in life. Also, the story emphasizes that … [Read more...] about About a Boy
Nick Hornby is one of the most popular authors of modern ages. This English author was born on April 17th, 1957 in England. He writes about things he is passionate about such as music, soccer or loss. He is often called a star.
He graduated off of Cambridge university and before he started writing he worked as a teacher.
Today he lives in northern London with his wife and two sons. He also has a son from his first marriage that has autism so the author dedicated himself to projects that raise awareness about autism. He works with many musicians and he even made some albums with them.
His books were sold in millions of copies and many of them were screen adapted. Some of the most successful screen adaptions made by his books are "About a Boy" and "Hi – Fi".
Hornby used to write screenplays and was very successful at it. He wrote one based on the memoires of Lynn Barber, a famous British journalist. Because of the movie ‘’An Education’’ he was nominated for an Oscar.
His most famous works are "About a Boy", "Speaking with an Angel", "Slam" and many others…