Snicket to answer back

Lemony Snicket, the children's author behind the A Series of Unfortunate Events titles, is to take part in his first live webchat today.

The author, whose real name is Daniel Handler, will answer questions at 17.30 via live webchat. Fans will be able submit questions prior to the 20-minute show, which will also be available on demand once it has been broadcast.

Snicket will answer questions on his writing, including the fothcoming unnamed four-book series signed by Egmont in August and due in 2012.