Stuff I’ve Been Reading: February 2014

Nick Hornby March 25, 2014 at 10:09 am Books 1 comment ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: A Man in Love—Karl Ove Knausgaard The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America—George Packer The Signature of All Things—Elizabeth Gilbert Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football—Rich Cohen BOOKS READ: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief—Lawrence Wright A Death in the Family—Karl Ove Knausgaard […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading: January 2014

Nick Hornby March 25, 2014 at 10:07 am Books ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: The Goldfinch—Donna Tartt The Spy Who Came in from the Cold—John le Carré Spike: An Intimate Memoir—Norma Farnes An Officer and a Spy (Kindle)—Robert Harris BOOKS READ: English for the Natives—Harry Ritchie Mo’ Meta Blues—Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson An Officer and a Spy—Robert Harris Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, 1957–1959—David Kynaston The Believer, in […]

Nick Hornby March 18, 2014 at 5:16 pm Books, Films ,

We talked to the A Long Way Down actress about the differences between Nick Hornby’s book and the screenplay, the books she’d most like to see made into films and what it was like working with her co-stars. A Long Way Down will be in UK cinemas from Friday 21st March.

A Long Way Down Audiobook extract

Nick Hornby February 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm Books ,

Check out this new extract from the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby’s hilarious bestseller about strangers and secrets, now a major motion picture starring Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Pierce Brosnan. The audiobook is read by Nicky Henson, Pauline Mclynn, Beattie Edmondson and Christopher Ragland. Read more […]

A Long Way Down Trailer

Nick Hornby January 28, 2014 at 10:54 am Books, Films , , , , ,

The first trailer for A Long Way Down has been released. Unveiled exclusively through Digital Spy, the trailer for Pascal Chaumeil’s black comedy features Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots as four suicidal people who meet on top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve. Adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel of […]

When Nick met Jarvis

Nick Hornby November 12, 2013 at 11:54 am Books, Charity, Music ,

On BBC Radio 6 Music, Jarvis Cocker returned to Hoxton Street Monster Supplies to meet up with author Nick Hornby. They discussed the forthcoming album Share More Air, a unique song-writing collaboration between Nick’s Ministry of Stories and 56 children aged between 8 and 13 years old. The musicians involved include Ben Folds, Benjamin Francis […]

Share More Air

Nick Hornby November 4, 2013 at 10:27 am Charity, Music , ,

Kids at the Ministry of Stories have been writing lyrics, and professional musicians, most of them from the Communion label, have set them to music and recorded them. Artists include: Matthew and the Atlas, Foreign Fields, Emily Barker, and an old friend of mine, who chose Zayed’s ‘The Enemies’…Matt Lucas is a purely random bonus. […]