Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Most important books: Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby told Newsweek about his five most important books.

One title to make the list:

Mystery Train by Greil Marcus.

The first book about music I'd ever read that wasn't ephemeral. Very inspiring.
Hornby is the author of the novels How to Be Good, High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, as well as the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the editor of the short story collection Speaking with the Angel.

His new book, Slam, is his first YA novel.

Read about all five of Hornby's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue