Nick Hornby


Nationality: English Born: April 17, 1957

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
The Internet's changed everything. There are no record stores to hang out in anymore.
The writing in those HBO dramas, like 'The Wire,' is as good as anything I've seen.
I miss independent record stores very much.
I think that every book that's in a bookstore should entertain in some way.
I'm really not a big rereader - I'm too aware of my own ignorance.
I think quite a misguided literary culture has grown up in the 20th century that says a book has to have a seriousness of purpose and a seriousness of language.
I can remember my father gave me a huge history of football for my 12th birthday - I used to read that a lot. I can remember thinking it was cool that something I was interested in even had a history. Most things I loved didn't.
It's a great relief that you're not as bad a parent as you thought you were.
With movies, it always feels like such a long shot getting it made.
I couldn't imagine a list of 10 records that didn't contain a punk record - that didn't contain a Clash record.
I used to go and see the Clash a fair bit. I did think they were dead cool, and very handsome.
I think the things that are most intimate are nameless and shapeless.