A BEST-SELLING author will be in Huddersfield next week.
Anthony Horowitz, the creator of the Alex Rider series of books, will be quizzed by 450 youngsters at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Tuesday.
Horowitz has been described as the busiest writer in the UK.
Since his first novel was published in 1979 he has written 27 books for young people, plus one novel for adults.
In 2002, more than 20 years into his writing career, the dad-of-two created Alex Rider, the reluctant teenage super- spy.
He is sent around the world as MI6's secret weapon, with gadgets ranging from explosive zit cream to a missile- launching mountain bike.
Since his debut in Stormbreaker - now being turned into a Hollywood blockbuster featuring Ewan McGregor - Horowitz has written a further five Alex Rider novels.
Sales of the Alex Rider series of books have topped 2m in the UK alone.