Monday, May 2

Q&A with Nick Hornby

Now that the bastardized movie is out:
Fever Pitch gave birth to a whole new genre - lads' lit. To be fair, Hornby's writing was laddishness mediated through the anxious soul of the new man. He wasn't simply a bloke revelling in his blokishness, but a bloke who knew it was wrong to make football life's priority, that it was pathetic to admit he'd rather be at a match than at the birth of his first child, that childishness in a grown man was not an attractive quality.
The Guardian | Interview: Simon Hattenstone meets Nick Hornby
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