Nick Hornby, author of About a Boy and Academy Award-nominated screewriter of An Education and Brooklyn, tells us about the documentaries that have inspired his writing on Monday 10 June.
Nick Hornby is one of Britain's best loved writers, known for his internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About A Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down and Juliet, Naked.
As well as making hugely popular reading, a number of Nick’s books have been adapted into successful films, including Fever Pitch, High Fidelity, About A Boy and A Long Way Down, starring Colin Firth, John Cusack and Hugh Grant. Nick Hornby also scrpited the adaptation of Lynn Barber’s memoir An Education as well as Brooklyn by Colm Toibin and Wild by Cheryl Strayed which starred Carey Mulligan, Saoirse Ronan and Reese Witherspoon respectively.
Nick's most recent work, the comedy mini-episodic State of the Union, directed by Stephen Frears, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Doc/ Fest are delighted to welcome Nick to the festival, where he will talk to broadcaster Francine Stock about his own work and the documentaries that have inspired his writing.