English author and screenwriter Nick Hornby, perhaps best known for his autobiography  Fever Pitch    and his novels  High Fidelity  and  About a Boy, returns to bookstores this month with  Funny Girl, his first novel in over five years. 

Just before departing on his book tour, Hornby spoke with Goodreads Author  J. Ryan Stradal    about  Funny Girl's manifold influences, the challenge of writing a novel with no antihero, and his film projects, including his recent screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's  Wild

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