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Best of 2008

Nick Hornby December 17, 2008 at 2:21 pm Books, Films, Music ,

Favourite songs of 2008: Make The Road By Walking – Menahan Street Band You Don’t Know Me – Ben Folds and Regina Spektor Great Expectations – Gaslight Anthem Chasing Pavements – Adele Cleveland – Luke Doucet Magic – University of Chicago Voices In Your Head Hang On – Dr Dog Did You Miss Me? – […]

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You’re all residents of Utah

Nick Hornby December 15, 2008 at 2:22 pm Films ,

Thrillingly,  ‘An Education’, the film directed by Lone Scherfig from my screenplay, has been selected for the Sundance Festival. I don’t know where any of the readers of this blog live, but on the possibly erroneous presumption that you’re all residents of Utah, come along and see the world premiere in January.

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Update

Nick Hornby August 1, 2008 at 2:52 pm Books, Films , , , , , ,

– I’m about a third of the way into a novel, with the working title ‘Juliet, Naked’. – I’m editing, with Eli Horowitz,  a ‘Best of McSweeneys’ book for Hamish Hamilton, publication some time next spring, I think. (This is a lovely job – I’m discovering great young writers I’d never heard of several times a day […]

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Love You More

Nick Hornby April 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm Books, Films ,

The only British film in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is “Love You More”, a short film directed by the artist Sam Taylor-Wood, and adapted by Patrick Marber from the very sexually explicit story he wrote for “Speaking With The Angel”. We at TreeHouse (the school received all profits from the book) are […]

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When I began this blog

Nick Hornby March 25, 2008 at 3:33 pm Books, Films ,

When I began this blog, it was suggested to me that readers might be interested in what I was doing with my time, and I still haven’t found a good way of talking about that. Interruptions to my regular working pattern – the preparation for An Education, and now the filming, and the paperback and […]

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Shooting starts

Nick Hornby February 26, 2008 at 3:36 pm Films ,

‘An Education’, the script I have been working on for a while now, adapted from Lynn Barber’s autobiographical essay, is finally set to become an actual film.  We are fully funded, and shooting starts in a couple of weeks, with Lone Scherfig directing. And we have a really amazing cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred […]

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Knocked Up

Nick Hornby February 4, 2008 at 3:41 pm Books, Films , ,

Another article in the Guardian about how movies depicting pregnancy are somehow anti-abortion: after ‘Knocked Up’, it’s the new (and very charming) ‘Juno’ that is in trouble (see below for the link). “Hollywood heroines who don’t consider abortion are of a generation taking its rights for granted,” is the misleading subtitle of Hadley Freeman’s piece. […]