Ten Days, the “highly anticipated political thriller” by Gillian Slovo, has been chosen for the Cityread London campaign for 2016.
Cityread London is an annual celebration of reading that aims to “bring the capital together with one book.”
This April, Cityread will ask London’s citizens, workers and visitors to read Ten Days together. A month-long programme of a wide range of events including book groups and film screenings will take place across London to support the initiative.
Published by Canongate, Ten Days is a “gripping” novel from Orange Prize-shortlisted author Gillian Slovo influenced by research for her play The Riots (2011). Told through the shifting perspectives of three main characters – a newly appointed Police Chief fighting to keep his job while his city burns, the Home Secretary locked in a struggle with the Prime Minister, and Cathy Mason, a resident on an estate due to be demolished - Ten Days is about what happens when “politics, policing and the hard realities of living in London collide.”
Cityread London is created and delivered by Stellar Libraries CIC in partnership with London’s libraries.
Andy Ryan, founding director of Cityread London, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Canongate on a newly released title for the first time, with such a talented and high profile author.”
Ten Days will be published by Canongate on 3rd March 2016.