Nick Hornby isn't settling for mere literary fame. The bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down has two projects arriving simultaneously: his new novel, Juliet, Naked, and the film An Education, for which he wrote the screenplay-- and that's not mentioning the album he has in the works (more on that in a second).
The Litquake festival, San Francisco's weeklong salute to all things literary, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with more readings and events scheduled than ever before. With almost 100 events to choose from over the course of the week, however, Litquake's schedule can feel like a slog through War and Peace. No need to panic, dear readers: 7x7 has you covered. This short list of our top picks should help you storm the festival with all the zest of Michiko Kakutani tearing into a first-time novelist.