East Ayrshire Libraries will welcome best-selling author Helen FitzGerald for an online event in November as part of Book Week Scotland.

Kilmarnock-born novelist, Zoe Strachan, who is the Imprint Book Festival patron, will be interviewing Helen, author of Dead Lovely, The Cry, which was adapted for a BBC miniseries, and more recently, Worst Case Scenario, for the East Ayrshire Libraries event.

The event is part of the national celebration of books and reading that happens every November. This year, events have been pushed online owing to coronavirus restrictions.

A spokesperson from East Ayrshire Libraries said: “Unfortunately, due to current restrictions we’re unable to host events with live audiences as we normally would so we’re taking our event online.”

The interview will be recorded and subsequently broadcast via the East Ayrshire Leisure YouTube page during Book Week Scotland.

And the public are being invited to submit questions they’d like to ask Helen FitzGerald.

Normally Book Week Scotland events would have an audience Q&A at the end, but due to coronavirus and the pre-recorded nature of some events, East Ayrshire Libraries are asking for questions in advance.

Those who submit a question, by commenting on the Facebook or Twitter post from East Ayrshire Libraries will have their names put into a draw to win a signed copy of Helen’s latest book, Ash Mountain.

Different organisations and partners across Scotland help organise events for the festival each year and East Ayrshire Libraries is one of those partners.

They have hosted authors including Denise Mina last year and Kate Humble the year before.

Book Week Scotland begins on Monday, November 16 and ends on Sunday, November 22.