Hundreds of young people got a masterclass from author and comedian Charlie Higson.

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The best-selling novelist came to Wolverhampton this week to talk about his latest book, The Hunted, and answer questions from around 400 students from schools across the city.

Higson, who penned the phenomenally successful Young Bond series and is equally well-known for his work on BBC Two's The Fast Show, was invited to Colton Hills School by Wolverhampton's Education Library Service and Wolverhampton Children's Book Group.

There, he met students from Colton Hills, Coppice Performing Arts School, Highfields School, Moreton School, Our Lady and St Chad's School and Smestow School.

It formed part of a national tour to mark the release of the sixth book in Higson's zombie adventure series, published by Puffin books.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "Research shows that author events in schools inspire children and help them on their journey to a love of reading.

"I hope the young people really enjoyed spending time with Charlie Higson - and learning more about what being an author entails."

  • released: Thursday 18 September, 2014