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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: September 2013

Nick Hornby September 23, 2013 at 9:38 am Books , , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: The Flamethrowers—Rachel Kushner Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove—Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, 1957–1959—David Kynaston The Orphan Master’s Son—Adam Johnson Bough Down—Karen Green Meeting the English—Kate Clanchy BOOKS READ: Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home—Nina Stibbe Raise Up Off Me: A Portrait of Hampton Hawes—Hampton Hawes The Secret […]

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My Waterstone’s Writer’s Table

Nick Hornby March 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm Books

During the month of March, I have been given my own table at Waterstones bookshops. I have chosen to fill it with the books below: Field Notes From A Catastrophe – Elizabeth Kolbert Elizabeth Kolbert talks to the scientists who really know what’s going on with our planet, and her conclusions are devastating. A scrupulous, […]

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Layover

Nick Hornby February 4, 2009 at 2:12 pm Books , ,

I have just come back from a swim in the small swimming pool at my gym, and I had irritating cause to be reminded of this passage from Lisa Zeidner’s novel Layover. These words are perhaps the truest and wisest to be found in any contemporary fiction – maybe any fiction from any age. “The […]

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The most listening fun…

Nick Hornby January 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm Music ,

The most listening fun I’ve had this Christmas came courtesy of the wonderful Oxford American magazine: the double CD attached to their tenth anniversary music issue contains fifty-six tracks of southern American music, just about every single one of which is a gem, and many of which I didn’t know. The South being the South, […]

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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? – […]