Author Nick Hornby booked for Ballroom Book Bash at Highland Inn Oct. 18

It’s turning out to be a brilliant week for author Nick Hornby‘s legion of readers.
On Tuesday, Hornby released “Lonely Avenue,” an inventive new album with singer-songwriter-pianist Ben Folds (the writer wrote the lyrics for the 11-track project).
Now comes word from A Cappella Books in Little Five Points that the British writer (who first achieved fame via the 1995 instant mancave classic “High Fidelity”) is headed to Atlanta.
On October 18 at 7 p.m., Hornby will meet local fans and sign copies of his latest novel “Juliet, Naked” (now out in paperback) as part of A Cappella Books’ ongoing Ballroom Book Bash series at the Highland Inn’s Ballroom Lounge.
In addition to the convenience of adult beverages on tap, the evening will also feature live music by Can Can, a local band known for “their Judaism-inflected brand of punk-metal.”
Ballroom Bash fans will recall that A Cappella owner Frank Reiss debuted the concept  in 2007 with a packed reception for “Trainspotting” author and fan boy cult hero Irvine Welsh.
In order to attend the event, Hornby fans have to purchase an advance $15 ticket to the event (the price includes a paperback copy of “Juliet, Naked,” by the way) and can either be purchased online or at A Cappella Books at 484-C Moreland Avenue.