Flagship events will be held in London and Birmingham to mark World Book Night.
London’s Southbank Centre will host “Letters Live” on 23rd April, an evening celebrating literary correspondence, with readers including Caitlin Moran, Matt Berry and Kerry Fox. The evening will be held in association with The Reading Agency and Canongate, inspired by the publisher’s titles To The Letter by Simon Garfield and Letters of Note by Shaun Usher.
On the same night, the Library of Birmingham will hold a series of readings from Ben Aaronovitch, Matt Haig and Adele Parks.
Libraries around the country will host events with writers including Peter James, Salley Vickers and William Sieghart.
Reading Agency c.e.o. Sue Wilkinson said: “All over the country people are coming together to celebrate and share their love of reading.”
World Book Night, held annually on 23rd April, sees volunteers around the country handing out a specially published range of books, with the aim of encouraging literacy and reading for pleasure.