Nick Hornby is known for his bestsellers Fever Pitch and About a Boy and he will be talking about his new book Slam at East City Library on Ashton Old Road on Tuesday October 2 at 6.30pm.
There will also be skate demonstrations and teen DJs.
This is the author's debut teenage novel, which centres on the life of 16-year-old Sam. For Sam, life is pretty good. He's got plenty of spare time to hang out at the local skate park, he's got a new girlfriend called Alicia who is damn hot, his mum has finally dumped her rubbish boyfriend Steve and he's got world champion skater Tony Hawk to talk to about the meaning of life (albeit via a poster on his bedroom wall).
Just when Sam thinks that things couldn't get any better, in five seconds his life is changed forever. Alicia gets pregnant and nothing will ever be the same for Sam again.
In a clever and comic twist to the plot, Sam is projected into the future to experience what life will be like as a teenage dad and is horrified by the new life ahead of him.
Nick Hornby said: "The way Sam sees it is that his confidante and hero Tony Hawk has sent him into the future to see what lies ahead. The future is the theme of the book. I think it's something you spend a lot of time thinking about when you're a teenager."
Head of Libraries, Nicky Parker, said: "This is going to be a great event, especially for young people. I would urge people to book a place and come and listen to Nick and watch the skate demos. You can also join the library and take books out at the same time."
The event will see Skate MCR giving skate coaching and demos from 4pm until 6pm.
Manchester Libraries are delighted to welcome Nick Hornby to East City Library and this is just one of several events in October.
To find out more about Manchester Literature Festival or Writers in Residence visit www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries
To book a place at the free event call 0161 234 5501.
For further information on Nick Hornby or for interview requests please contact Adele Minchin in Penguin Publicity Tel: 020 7010 3072 or email email@example.com
Margaret Blackburn, tel 0161 234 4014