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Rosamond Lehmann in Vegas

Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund
In this new anthology of his columns for The Believer, Nick Hornby delves into the latest escapades from his reading life. Spanning the magazine's Las Vegas era, these consistently hilarious dispatches touch on numerous subjects, including epic cattle drives, chess prodigies, and Arsenal's 1976 thrashing of West Ham. From his tub-side lectern, Hornby catalogues everything he reads-the good, the great, and the could-not-finish-with the characteristic wit and charm that has made his column so widely beloved. Whether writing about heartbreak or quantum physics, Hornby offers surprising insights, and proves himself, once again, as one of our greatest living cultural critics.
Author Bio
Nick Hornby was born in 1957, and is the author of the novels, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), Slam, Juliet, Naked, Funny Girl, and Just Like You. He is also the author of Fever Pitch, a book on his life as a devoted supporter of Arsenal Football Club, and has edited the collection of short stories Speaking with the Angel. He has written a book about his favourite songs, 31 Songs, and his reading habits,The Complete Polysyllabic Spree. In 2009 he wrote the screenplay for the film An Education. Nick Hornby lives and works in Highbury, north London.