Da Capo Best Music Writing 2001 by Series Editor Benjamin Schafer
The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, and More

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The year's best essays and articles on music as selected by Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity. Welcome to the second volume in an exciting annual series that celebrates the year's best writing about music and its culture, as selected by Nick Hornby, creator of the most famously music-obsessed hero in contemporary fiction. Covering the gamut of contemporary music styles, he has chosen pieces from a dizzying array of sources on topics that range from hip-hop on ecstasy and Cuban rappers to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and MerleFest. The writers will include such distinguished veterans and bright new talents as: Courtney Love, Camden Joy, Rick Moody, Anthony DeCurtis, William Gay, Gary Giddins, M. Doughty, Eddie Dean, Richard Meltzer, Whitney Balliett, David Bowman, Ann Powers, Chuck D:Featuring the smartest, edgiest, richest, funniest, and just plain best work of the year, this collection is a must-have for music lovers and lovers of great writing alike.
 

About Series Editor Benjamin Schafer

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Nick Hornby was born in Redhill, Surrey, England on April 17, 1957. He graduated from Cambridge University where he studied English. His books High Fidelity; Fever Pitch, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 1992; About a Boy and An Education were all made into movies. His other books include Slam; A Long Way Down; How to Be Good; Songbook; Shakespeare Wrote for Money; and The Polysyllabic Spree. He has received numerous awards including the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award in 1999 and the Orange Word International Writers' London Award in 2003. In addition to his books, his works have appeared in Esquire, Elle, GQ, Time, and Cosmopolitan.
 
Published October 1, 2001 by Da Capo. 364 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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