Walker Books and the National Literacy Trust will this June livestream Anthony Horowitz talking about Russian Roulette, the latest book in the Alex Rider teenage spy series.
The event will take place 16th June and will be hosted by TV presenter Barney Harwood. Horowitz will also answer questions sent in from the audience.
"I'm so glad Barney has agreed to talk to me live on air,” said Horowtz. “Like me, he's always been a huge supporter of books and reading and the two of us are going to be beamed into classrooms all over the country - a great way to reach as many children as possible whilst mercilessly sabotaging the schools' daily schedule.”
The National Literacy Trust has created a special Russian Roulette classroom pack for schools taking part, including "White Carnation", an Alex Rider short story.
Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, said the lesson ideas in the pack will engage reluctant readers and provide schools with an innovative route into discovering new texts. Walker Books is releasing the paperback edition of Russian Roulette on 5th June.