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From the Archives: Writer Nick Hornby.

British writer Nick Hornby. His novel High-Fidelity has been made into a new film starring John Cusack as a 36-year old obsessed record-collector who's just lost his girlfriend -- a casualty of his devotion to music. The movie opens March 31st. (REBROADCAST from 9/26/95)

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From the Archives: Nick Hornby Talks "About a Boy."

British novelist Nick Hornby, is the author of the best-selling comic novel "High Fidelity." It's about a 30-something record collector, and top-ten list maker who is afraid of commitment. His 1998 novel "About a Boy" (Riverhead Books) has just come out in paperback. It is about a 36 year old man who pretends to be a single parent in order to meet women who are single parents. This originally aired 5/20/98.

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Nick Hornby Talks "About a Boy."

British novelist Nick Hornby, the author of the best-selling comic novel "High Fidelity" about a 30-something record collector, and top-ten list maker who is afraid of commitment. His newest novel "About a Boy" (Riverhead Books) is about a 36 year old man who pretends to be a single parent in order to meet women who are single parents. Robert DeNiro has just optioned "About a Boy" for a film. "High Fidelity" is about to be made into a film starring John Cusack.

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Laura Zigman Turns to Dating Stories for Her Debut Novel.

When the main character in Laura Zigman's new comic novel is dumped, she looks for explanations in the mating habits of animals. Hence the unusual title of this novel, "Animal Husbandry." It's Zigman's first novel, but it's not her first experience in the publishing world. She worked as a book publicist for a decade.

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Writer Nick Hornby on Pop Culture Passion

With the release of Hornby's first novel "High-Fidelity," one reviewer writes that the author has "established himself in England as a maestro of the male confessional." "High-Fidelity" is about 36-year old Rob Fleming, an obsessed record-collector, who's just lost his girlfriend, a casualty of his devotion to music. Next week, the book comes out in paperback. (RE-BROADCAST OF 9/26/95 INTERVIEW)

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Writer Nick Hornby.

British writer Nick Hornby. His autobiographical memoir about being an obsessed soccer fan, Fever Pitch (1992, now in paperback, Penguin) achieved cult status. With his second book, and his first novel High-Fidelity one reviewer writes that Hornby has "established himself in England as a maestro of the male confessional." High-Fidelity (Riverhead Books, div. of Putnam) is about 36-year old Rob Fleming, an obsessed record-collector, who's just lost his girlfriend, a casualty of his devotion to music.

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Novelist Mary Gordon.

Novelist Mary Gordon. Her most recent book, "The Rest of Life" (Viking), is a compilation of three novellas. She explores the delicate love affairs that shape the lives of three women. Gordon's a feminist and a Catholic and often explores those themes in her writing. She has written four other novels as well as a collection of short stories. Gordon teaches at Barnard College.

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Writer Nicholson Baker.

Terry talks phone sex with writer Nicholson Baker. Baker's new novel "Vox" is one long, erotic, expensive conversation between a man and a woman on a 900 talk line. (Random House).

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