Nick Hornby

reads from

Funny Girl:
A Novel

in conversation with ETHAN GILSDORF

$5 tickets on sale now

This event includes a book signing

Date

Feb
3
Tuesday
February 3, 2015
8:00 PM
(Doors at 6:30)

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Update: This event will continue as scheduled, despite the latest snow storm! We're looking forward to seeing everyone at First Parish Church Tuesday eventing.

Harvard Book Store welcomes bestselling author of High Fidelity and About a Boy NICK HORNBY and Boston Globe's ETHAN GILSDORF for a conversation on Hornby's latest novel, Funny Girl

Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.

“[Nick Hornby] has a knack for creating appealingly irresolute characters and is a genial guy with excellent taste and a smart, irreverent sense of humor.” —The Boston Globe

Ethan Gilsdorf
Ethan Gilsdorf

Ethan Gilsdorf

Ethan Gilsdorf is a journalist, memoirist, critic, poet, teacher, and 17th level geek. He is the author of the award-winning travel memoir investigation Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms. Based in Somerville, Massachusetts, Gilsdorf writes regularly for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Salon.com, BoingBoing.net, PsychologyToday.com, Washington Post, WBUR's Cognoscenti, GeekDad, and wired.com. He is also a book and film critic for the Boston Globe, and is the film columnist and contributing editor for Art New England.

Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of many bestselling novels, including A Long Way Down, How to be Good, High Fidelity, and About a Boy. His screenplay for the film An Education was nominated for an Oscar. Hornby lives in North London. 

Pre-sales begin January 6 online only at 9am and last for one week only. Pre-sales tickets include a copy of Funny Girl, admission into the event, one seat at the event, and a $5 coupon for use in the bookstore. On January 13 the regular $5 ticket goes on sale. These tickets are also available at Harvard Book Store and over the phone at 617-661-1515.

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First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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