CLC 2020: Nick Hornby in Conversation

Best selling author Nick Hornby in conversation with Alex Clark about his eagerly anticipated new novel, Just Like You.


Friday 2nd October, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

  • Book Launch
  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

Nick Hornby is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity and About a Boy, several works of non-fiction including his ground-breaking debut, Fever Pitch as well as award-winning screenplays BrooklynWild and State of the Union.

He joins Alex Clark to discuss his highly anticipated new novel Just Like You – a brilliantly observed, tender and funny look at falling in love with an unlikely partner – and his rich writing career to date.

About the Book

Just Like You
Just Like You

Nick Hornby

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date:15 Sep 2020


Lucy married just the sort of man you might expect: a university graduate who runs his own business. Unfortunately he turned out to have serious dependency issues. Joseph is shaking off the memory of his last date, a girl who ticked all the right boxes and also drove him up the wall. On an average Saturday morning in a butcher's shop in North London, Lucy and Joseph meet on opposite sides of the counter. She is a teacher and mother of two, with a past she is trying to forget; he is an aspiring DJ with a wide-open future that maybe needs to start becoming more focused. Lucy and Joseph are opposites in almost all ways. Can something life-changing grow from uncommon ground? Nick Hornby's brilliantly observed, tender and brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall headlong in love with the best possible person - someone who may not be just like you at all.