A TOP author is to visit Lindley Library.
She is American author Jennifer Donnelly, recently announced as this year's winner of the Carnegie book prize.
Her visit tonight follows that of Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo in July.
Ms Donnelly won the Carnegie Medal, the United Kingdom's most prestigious prize for children's literature, for her novel, A Gathering Light.
The book was also one of the summer reads on Channel 4's Richard and Judy show.
Ms Donnelly will be flying in from New York for events in London and Edinburgh, stopping overnight in Huddersfield.
She will spend about an hour in the Lidget Street library, talking about her books to the Kirklees Children's Book Group.
She will then cross the road to the Children's Book Shop to sign books.
Ms Donnelly was a struggling writer for a decade and had been rejected by nearly every publishing house in New York, before making it into print last year at the age of 39.
Her first novel, Tea Rose, was set in London's East End.
A Gathering Light - her third book, but her first for teenagers - is based on a real- life US murder case.
The Carnegie prize is voted for by children's librarians.