Tagged: National Literacy Trust

Huq joins call to scrap 'reading tax'

Konnie Huq has delivered a letter to 11 Downing Street which demanded that Sajid Javid scrap VAT for e-books.   Read more

Duchess of Cornwall leads celebrations for Books Unlocked anniversary

The Duchess of Cornwall led celebrations for the seventh anniversary anniversary of the National Literacy Trust’s flagship criminal justice programme, Books Unlocked, which is supported... Read more

Parks kicks off Middlesbrough literacy role

Novelist Adele Parks plans to spread a love of reading throughout her Yorkshire home town as she takes up the role of ambassador for National... Read more

PRH and NLT to research video games and literacy

PRH Children’s and The National Literacy Trust will conduct research to understand the relationship between video games and literacy.   Read more

Page's band to play NLT fundraiser

Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page and his band Shabby Road will headline a gig, celebrating The Beatles, to raise money for the National Literacy Trust.... Read more

Pictures of the week

This week's pictures round-up features James Patterson at the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival and the premiere of the new Horrible Histories movie.... Read more

State school children miss out on author visits, NLT report reveals

Writers say a lack of funding and cuts to libraries mean children from disadvantaged backgrounds are missing out when it comes to school visits, after... Read more

Pictures of the week

In this week's pictures round-up a fan wins a one-off gold edition of Thomas Harris' latest thriller Cari Mora, while PRH UK raise over £12k... Read more

Patterson funds literacy scheme with Penguin, Asda and NLT

Author and literacy advocate James Patterson is funding 'Buy A Book, Give A Book' to encourage reading in children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds through an... Read more

Young people who engage less with reading prefer screens, says NLT report

Print is still the preferred medium for young people but digital formats are growing in popularity amongst those who engage less with reading, according to... Read more

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