The annual celebration of books and reading, hosted by Sandi Toksvig.
This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.
Join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Book Night, hosted by The Reading Agency in partnership with Specsavers. World Book Night brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more.
During this special event, you’ll be treated to exclusive readings and hear from special guests about the books that make them smile. World Book Night Ambassador Sandi Toksvig talks live to featuring best-selling authors David Nicholls (One Day, Us, Sweet Sorrow), Bolu Babalola (Love in Colour), and World Book Night founder and Canongate Books CEO Jamie Byng.
The evening’s celebration begins at 18.00 with Nobel prize winner in literature Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with best-selling author Kate Mosse. Details here. Bookers for World Book Night presents: Books to Make you Smile will also be sent a link to watch the earlier event.
World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency and celebrated each year on 23 April, the UNESCO International Day of the Book. Since 2011, organisations and individuals have held events up and down the country to celebrate the difference that reading makes to their lives. Organisations can volunteer to hand out books from our annual list to people who don’t read for pleasure or own books. Find out more at www.worldbooknight.org.
The Reading Agency is a national charity that tackles life's big challenges through the proven power of reading, and over 2019/20 it reached 1.8 million people. The Reading Agency works closely with partners including libraries, publishers, prisons, schools, hospitals and care homes to develop and deliver programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds. Its vision is for a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life and no one is left behind. The Reading Agency is funded by Arts Council England. Find out more at www.readingagency.org.uk.
This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.
Fri 23 Apr 2021, 8:00pm