23 - 25 October 2020

Fiction

Nick Hornby

In conversation with Katie Popperwell

  • 25
  • Oct

2020

Sunday

12.00pm

Head and shoulders shot of author and screenwriter Nick Hornby© Parisa Taghizadeh

  • Head and shoulders shot of author and screenwriter Nick Hornby

Do opposites attract or do we all have more in common than we realise? In Just Like You, Lucy, a 41-year-old white teacher with two young sons, dates Joseph, a 22-year-old black man who works multiple jobs. She’s a remainer; he thinks we should leave. Can love overcome age, race, class and political differences? Nick Hornby joins us for a special in conversation about his new novel Just Like You; his previous bestselling novels, including About a Boy and High Fidelity; and his screenwriting. His screenplays include adaptations of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Nina Stibbe’s Love, Nina. He has twice been Academy Award nominated, for his adaptations of Lynn Barber’s An Education and Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn, also winning a BAFTA for the latter. Nick will be in conversation with Katie Popperwell.

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Approximate running time 60 minutes

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