Visiting Atwell College, Silvey chatted to 100 students from Atwell, Lakelands Senior High School and Gilmore College about his book Jasper Jones, and took part in a question and answer session with students.
Atwell College teacher Christie Simpson said many of the students were studying the book as part of the English course, so being able to talk to the author was invaluable.
�The opportunity to have direct contact with the author of the text the students are actually studying is rare,� she said.
�Getting live one-on-one access for the students provided them with fantastic insights into the writing process.
�The students loved it, they asked great questions and Craig was incredibly generous in his responses.�