ABOUT A BOY

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Who is Nick Hornby?

Nick Hornby was born in 1957 in Surrey, England and graduated in English Literature at Cambridge University.Later, he taught English to foreigners and worked as a freelance journalist for several important newspapers.

From childhood, he was a keen fan of the Arsenal football

team and this probably inspired his first well-known book, Fever Pitch (1992). Next came High Fidelity (1995), closely followed by About a Boy(1998). All of these books have been adapted for the cinema. He has also written two other novels along with several works of non-fiction.

Hornby now lives in London and much of his writing isset there. He is married and has a son, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old.With his wife, he set up Treehouse, a special school to help such children.



What is it about?

Nick Hornby´s novel (1998) "About a Boy" is a coming of age story for two characters in the work. Will freeman is thirty six years old but behaves like a teenager. He is single and very rich. Marcus is twelve and very different to the average teenager. The title is a reference to the song " About a girl" by Nirvana. It has soll over a million copies and was adapted into a film of the same name in 2002.


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