Nick Hornby was educated at Cambridge (English) and continues his education at the Emirates Stadium (football/facts of life). Nick began his career as an English teacher before going on to write the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good and A Long Way Down. He has written 3 works of non-fiction, the hugely popular Fever Pitch (loved by Arsenal and non-Arsenal fans alike), 31 Songs and The Polysyllabic Spree. Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About a Boy have all been made into successful films. Nick has won many awards and is a huge pop music fan. He lives and works in Highbury, North London. Slam is his first teenage fiction novel.