World Book Night

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Britons are reading more in lockdown, says survey for World Book Night
The Reading Agency, which runs the annual event going ahead on Thursday in curtailed form, says there has been a particular spike among younger readers

Alison Flood

23, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Still reading something you started months ago? You’ve got ‘book-block’
Many voracious readers get bogged down trying to finish the same book for an interminable length of time. Maybe it’s time to give up?

23, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s Classroom Hero: why World Comic Book Day is next| JA Micheline
Comic books don’t just offer a new way of looking at things. A new study shows they can play a crucial role in the classroom – so Biff! Bam! Pow! to all the sneerers

JA Micheline

03, Mar, 2017 @1:22 PM

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Jonathan Coe on the top 10 books written about books
To celebrate World Book Night, Coe explores a literature in which reading is not always an uncomplicated pleasure

Jonathan Coe

23, Apr, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Carol Ann Duffy and Matt Haig line up for UK-wide book giveaway
Organisers of the sixth World Book Night, which hands out books across the country , buoyed by research showing that 80% of past recipients have continued to read more

Alison Flood

22, Apr, 2016 @3:49 PM

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International relay of events set to mark Unesco World Book Day
From Sydney to Seattle, series of festivities will celebrate and fundraise for literacy over a 24-hour period

Alison Flood

05, Apr, 2016 @3:36 PM

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#DiverseDecember creators expand 'hugely popular' social media campaign to run for all of 2016
The original hashtag, created after the World Book Night failed to include BAME authors on its giveaway list, has rebranded as #ReadDiverse2016 to ‘celebrate diversity in all its forms’ for the whole year

Alison Flood

07, Jan, 2016 @1:05 PM

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What's happening in children's books in 2016? A literary calendar
Want to know when your favourite author has a new book published? When the awards are being dished out? What film adaptations are up-coming or get the low-down on festivals near you? Then check out our literary calendar for 2016

Charlotte Jones

04, Jan, 2016 @11:05 AM

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'Where are the brown people?': authors slam lack of diversity in UK publishing
Nikesh Shukla calls industry’s backtracking ‘a perfect loop-de-loop of blame’ as he is joined by Jon McGregor in a groundswell of readers and authors demanding more diverse representation

Alison Flood

30, Nov, 2015 @1:30 PM

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World Book Night criticised for all-white 2016 giveaway list
Fifteen-strong roster called ‘a sadly wasted opportunity to be truly diverse’ as space is found for Carol Ann Duffy and Matt Haig but not a single BAME author

Alison Flood

25, Nov, 2015 @4:19 PM

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Mass redistribution of words: World Book Night prepares for UK-wide book giveaway
Over 7,000 people have volunteered to donate one of a shortlist of 20 books to the 35% of the population who are not regular readers

Alison Flood

23, Apr, 2015 @2:44 PM

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World Book Night: how poetry helps reluctant readers take flight
This year, the annual event to promote reading is giving away an anthology of poems for the first time, and the response has been extraordinarily positive

Susannah Herbert

23, Apr, 2015 @8:23 AM

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