Best selling author Charlie Higson will be sharing the secrets of his success with young fans when he comes to Wolverhampton shortly.

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Higson, who penned the phenomenally successful Young Bond series and is equally well known for his work on BBC Two's The Fast Show, will talk about his latest book, The Hunted, and then answer questions from around 400 students from schools across the city.

The event, at Colton Hills School on Tuesday 16 September 2014, has been organised by Wolverhampton's Education Library Service and Wolverhampton Children's Book Group and is part of a national tour to mark the release of the sixth book in Higson's zombie adventure series, published by Puffin books.

Taking part will be students from Colton Hills, Coppice Performing Arts School, Highfields School, Moreton School, Our Lady and St Chad's School and Smestow School.

Senior Education Librarian Jane Coleman said: "Research shows that author events in schools inspire children and help them on their journey to a love of reading, and so we are very much looking forward to welcoming Charlie Higson to Wolverhampton.

"I'm sure the young people will really enjoy spending time with him - and picking his brains about what being an author entails."

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "I'm delighted that so many of our young people will be able to meet Charlie Higson at this special event - and I hope they are inspired to pick up a book and get reading."

Please note this is a closed event and all tickets have been allocated.

  • released: Thursday 4 September, 2014