Kate Atkinson, whose latest novel When Will There Be Good News? (Black Swan) has been at the top of the BookScan Top 50 chart for the past two weeks, is to talk about the book live online with reading groups on World Book Day, 5 March. The chat will take place from 6pm to 7pm at www.kateatkinson.co.uk/chat. Several reading groups in the West Midlands are already signed up.
The Random House Group online chat site has been running since World Book Day in 2008. Lottery author Patricia Wood, Mia Dolan, author of Rock A Bye Baby, and Hammer author Sara Stockbridge are scheduled to take part in online discussions over the next few months.