His new book, Slam, is his first YA novel.
He recently told Newsweek about his five most important books.
And he addressed two other book-related issues:
A certifiable major book you haven't read:
A classic that, upon rereading, disappointed:
I hate dissing books, but Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. It wasn't as funny as I remembered it. I read it at the right time, in the right place, and I should have left it at that. When I went back, I couldn't understand its old effect on me.
Read about Hornby's most important books.