This season’s English Premier League – arguably the world’s toughest, richest and most popular football league – will begin on August 18. Last season’s edition was the most thrilling in recent memory, with Manchester City winning the title for the first time since 1968 with what was virtually the last kick of the season. Read more
I was out of town for work over the weekend. And for the first time since I had begun to read as a small child, I travelled without any books. Well, not without any books. I went on the trip without a physical book. I took along my e-reader. Read more
I was first alerted to Patrick Hamilton’s dark, unsettling novel, Hangover Square (first published in 1941), by a piece Nick Hornby wrote (the piece was later part of the collection of his columns published as The Complete Polysyllabic Spree). Read more
El Diego: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Footballer: With Maradona visible again on the world stage as Argentina’s coach, this is a must-read, especially for his army of fans. Read more
Nick Hornby calls her “the best American writer of her generation”. Dave Eggers says that “while fascinated almost exclusively with broken people, [she] is one of the funniest writers alive”.
Lorrie Moore is 52 years old. She has been publishing for two-and-a-half decades. She has a new novel out. Have you ever read her? Read more
Four years after A Long Way Down, his droll, affecting novel about four would-be suicides, Nick Hornby is back. In Juliet, Naked, his new novel, Hornby returns to the territory his long-time fans will instantly recognize: obsession, fandom and popular music, the tropes that made his first two books, Fever Pitch and High Fidelity into bestsellers and him into a literary celebrity. Read more