Nick Hornby is an Oscar nominated screenwriter and award winning author. His most recent screenplay is Wild, released in December 2014 in the US by Fox Searchlight, which Nick adapted from the NY Times bestselling memoir by Cheryl Strayed, directed by Jean Marc Vallée, and starring Reese Witherspoon, who was Oscar nominated for the role. Nick was Oscar® and BAFTA nominated for his screenplay adaptation of Lynn Barber’s memoir An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig and starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike and Emma Thompson, and he adapted his own memoir for the screenplay of Fever Pitch starring Colin Firth.
Many of Nick’s international best selling books have served as a rich stream of inspiration for filmmakers: the British film of Fever Pitch was remade by the Farrelly brothers, starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon; High Fidelity was directed by Stephen Frears, starring John Cusack and Jack Black; About A Boy was directed by the Weitz brothers, starring Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette; and A Long Way Down
was directed by Pascal Chaumeil, starring Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul and Toni Collette.
Nick’s other novels include Slam (2007) for young adults (currently being developed as an Italian language feature by the makers of Il Divo), How to be Good (2001), Juliet, Naked (2009) and his most recent novel Funny Girl was published by Penguin in the UK in November 2014, and by Riverhead in the US in February 2015.