A New York Times Bestselling Author
When Prince's 1987 record Sign o' the Times was rereleased in 2020, the album came with dozens of songs that weren't on the original. In awe, Nick Hornby began to wonder, Who else ever produced this much? He soon found his answer in Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, who died more than 100 years before Prince began making music. Examining the two artists' personal tragedies, boundless productivity, and other parallels, Hornby shows how these two men from different centuries "lit up the world." In the process, he creates a lively rumination on the creativity, discipline, and soul it takes to produce great art.