Thursday April 9, 2020

Nick Hornby: No sleep till Brooklyn

Hornby took a risk translating Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn for the screen..and it seems to have paid off

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
1st November, 2015
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Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson in Brooklyn. Picture: Getty

Nick Hornby doesn’t lack for confidence, which is a good thing because right now, he needs it.

The author of About a Boy, Fever Pitch and High Fidelity has taken a risk with his latest drama, having taken one of the biggest Irish novels of the last ten years (Brooklyn), penned by one of our most important Irish novelists (Colm Tóibín), about a 1950s Irish childhood (set largely in Enniscorthy), and decided to...

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