Novelist Nick Hornby will read excerpts from his latest novel, Slam, at the Apple Store on Regent Street as Apple launches its popular iTunes: Meet the Author series in the UK.

Hornby will appear in-store on Thursday 10 April, seven days after his book's published on 3 April. The title will be available for purchase through the audiobooks section of iTunes.

The exclusive Meet the Author event series will be recorded and made available to download as a podcast from the iTunes store.

These intimate Meet The Author sessions first began at Appe's New York SoHo store. The event features a steady stream of writers discussing their work with free podcasts of the sessions later made available through iTunes.