At an exclusive online Times+ event which took place on Thursday, September 24, million-copy bestselling author Nick Hornby discussed both his latest novel Just Like You and his wider body of work, along with answering subscriber questions.
Set in contemporary North London, Nick Hornby’s brilliantly observed, tender and brutally funny new novel Just Like You is the story of an unlikely romance. Lucy is a nearly divorced 41-year-old schoolteacher with two school-aged sons. Joseph, a 22-year-old part-time butcher still living at home. The person you are with is just like you: same background, same age, same interests. The perfect match. And it is a disaster. Then, when and where you least expect it, you meet someone new. You seem to have nothing in common and yet, somehow, it feels totally right. Just Like You gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person – someone who may not be just like you at all.
Nick Hornby is a million-copy bestselling author of eight novels, including About a Boy and High Fidelity and many works of non-fiction, including his ground-breaking memoir, Fever Pitch. Six of his novels have been adapted for film, television and theatre including, most recently, High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz, for HULU. He has written award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild, An Education and State of the Union. He lives in North London.
Read more about Nick Hornby's latest novel Just Like You here.
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