Nick Hornby - You're Booked

This week we welcome a genuine literary legend to YB: Nick Hornby! Nick is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy and, most recently, Just Like You. He’s also published non-fiction such as Fever Pitch, and has written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and Love Nina. We talked to him about Rin Tin Tin, the pain of rereading, the definition of a classic and why his dad kept Fanny Hill in his boot.


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Nick Hornby- Just Like You

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead

Marilynne Robinson - Housekeeping

Lucy Ellmann - Ducks Newburyport

Geoffrey Willans - Compleet Molesworth

Sue Townsend - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Albert Camus - The Stranger

Zadie Smith - White Teeth

Martin Amis - Money

Nick Hornby - Fever Pitch

EM Forster - Passage To India

George Orwell - Essays

Charles Dickens - David Copperfield

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

Joseph Heller - Catch 22

Nina Stibbe - Love Nina

Paul Ewen - Francis Plug

George & Weedon Grossmith - Diary of a Nobody

Auberon Waugh - Diaries 72-76

Nick Hornby - Stuff I’ve Been Reading

David Kynaston - Austerity Britain

PG Wodehouse - Letters

Angus Calder - Myth of the Blitz

Rickie Lee Jones - Last Chance Texaco

Jane Allen - I Lost My Childish Laughter

Mark Harris - Mike Nichols

Carter & Kashner - Mike Nichols: Life Isn't Everything

Nora Ephron - Crazy Salad

Mark Harris - Pictures at a Revolution

Tracey Thorn - My Rock and Roll Friend

Daniel Coffield - Tales From the Colony Room

Stefan Kanfer - Lucille Ball

Susan Orlean - Rin Tin Tin

Susan Orlean - Library Book

Eve Babitz - Eve’s Hollywood

Mary Ann Shaffer - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Tannenbaum & Marks - I Want My MTV

Lucy Mangan - Bookworm

Francis Spufford - Child That Books Built

John Cleland - Fanny Hill

DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Erich Kästner - Emil and the Detectives

Erich Kästner- Lottie and Lisa

Anne Tyler - Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Ann Patchett - Dutch House

Gayl Jones - Palmares

Jonathan Wilson - History of Football Tactics

Dean Windass - Deano

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