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Exciting news…

Nick Hornby May 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm Books ,

I have been nominated by the American Biographical Institute, Inc “to receive the GOLD MEDAL FOR ENGLAND (their caps), in the name of your people and England.” My acceptance, the ABI tells me, will solidify my achievements “into tangible form – an elegant showpiece for any home or office … Every eye that is cast […]

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Extreme blockage

Nick Hornby September 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm Books

Yesterday in a moment of extreme blockage, I found myself doing an online questionnaire for a well-known US newspaper. (I wish, sometimes, that I had a boss who might catch me out sometimes – someone who made a habit of walking into my office at inopportune moments, thus provoking a mad scramble to click on […]

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Nick Hornby April 22, 2009 at 2:01 pm Books, Films , ,

Sometimes you can be helped towards a greater understanding of your own views on a subject by reading an argument that is diametrically opposed to everything you believe. This happened to me yesterday when I came across the playwright Mark Ravenhill’s piece in the G2 section of the Guardian, a piece which in the print […]

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Poet Laureate

Nick Hornby November 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm Books , ,

The newspapers are trying to guess who might be given the job of Poet Laureate, but I am yet to read an article explaining why on earth any poet would want the job in the first place. A few weeks ago, Andrew Motion, the current Laureate, confessed that he’d felt blocked and unable to write […]