In his BAFTA & BFI Screenwriters' Lecture he said, “once you get to a certain point in your novelistic career, unless you screw up very badly the book is going to come out.
With a screenplay there are all these hurdles that seem to have some kind of objectivity to them.
(born 17 April 1957) is an English writer and lyricist.
He is best known for his memoir Fever Pitch and novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, all of which were adapted into feature films.
Also in 2003, Hornby was awarded the London Award 2003, an award that was selected by fellow writers.
Hornby has also written essays on various aspects of popular culture and, in particular, he has become known for his writing on pop music and mix tape enthusiasts.Since 2003, he has written a book review column, "Stuff I've Been Reading", for the monthly magazine The Believer; all of these articles are collected between The Polysyllabic Spree (2004), Housekeeping vs.The Dirt (2006), Shakespeare Wrote for Money (2008), and More Baths Less Talking (2012).Hornby has also edited two sports-related anthologies: My Favourite Year and The Picador Book of Sports Writing.Hornby's book Slam was published on 16 October 2007; it is his first novel for young adults and was recognized as a 2008 ALA Best Books for Young Adults.The screenplay has to work and I love that.” He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and for two BAFTAs for writing the screenplay.In 2014, Hornby adapted another autobiographical memoir, Cheryl Strayed's Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.The protagonist of Slam is a 16-year-old skateboarder named Sam whose life changes drastically when his girlfriend gets pregnant.Hornby's following novel, titled Juliet, Naked, was published in September 2009.Addressing similar themes as his earlier novel High Fidelity, the book is about a reclusive 1980s rock star who is forced out of isolation, after the re-release of his most famous album brings him into contact with some of his most passionate fans.In 2010, Hornby co-founded the Ministry of Stories, a non-profit organisation in East London dedicated to helping children and young adults develop writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.