World Book Night International

World Book Night is currently celebrated in the UK, Ireland and US.

To visit World Book Night US click here

 

World Book Night around the World

Making World Book Night happen takes commitment and passion from across the reading industry as a wide range of partners including authors, publishers, agents, booksellers and libraries who must work together to make World Book Night a success.

We've been in discussion with a variety of potential international partners and hope that as World Book Night develops it will expand to other countries.

If you are interested in making World Book Night happen in your country please read the initial information document and then contact us if you wish to progress further.

On World Book Night

Lev, the protagonist of THE ROAD HOME, (my novel chosen to join the list of World Book Night titles), has read very few books in his arduous life as a sawmill worker in eastern Europe. When he comes to England, he’s given a copy of Hamlet by his friend Lydia, whose pedagogical instincts dictate that she work to ‘improve’ his mind. Hamlet is of course way too difficult for a man who has difficulty distinguishing ‘to be or not to be’ from ‘B & B’, but he struggles on with it and eventually finds some affinity with the anguished prince of Denmark. The reading plays a part in opening up and transforming Lev’s life. And this we know from voices around the world: books can transform lives. So let’s hope World Book Night will act as a kind of benign Ponzi scheme for the mighty word.

Rose Tremain

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