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World Book Night 2021

Monday 12th April 2021 at 9am 0 Comments Literature

World Book Night 2021 Image: World Book Night 2021

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the MAC and Libraries NI have come together to encourage bona fide bookworms, families and occasional readers, to settle down, curl up and enjoy this year’s World Book Night celebrations; the annual celebration of reading campaign by The Reading Agency on Friday 23rd April 2021.

To mark the occasion, the Arts Council and the MAC will be gifting 160 free copies of East Belfast-author Glenn Patterson’s latest novel, Where Are We Now?  to community groups, book clubs and members of the public. In addition Libraries NI will have copies of the book available in its branches across Northern Ireland for readers to borrow through its Book and Collect service.

One of 22 books chosen to be part of this year’s official UK World Book Night reading list, Where Are we Now?  is a moving, funny and topical story about lost love and growing older, set against a backdrop of modern day Belfast.

Keep an eye on this page for details of competitions and news on World Book Night events and activities.

Listen to U105 for your chance to win a copy of Where Are We Now?

Tune into U105 every day from Monday 19th April to Friday 23rd April for your chance to win a copy of Glenn Patterson’s Where Are We Now?

Two books will be given away each day. Listen out for U105 Lunch's Bistro Challenge feature (12-1pm) and U105's Drive's Minute to Win it feature (3-4pm) for more information.

Facebook Giveaway

We are giving five lucky readers the chance to win a copy of Glenn Patterson’s novel, Where Are We Now?, courtesy of The Reading Agency.

To enter, visit the Arts Council’s Facebook page and tell us what book you will be reading on World Book Night

The competition will open on Monday 12th April and will close at 10am on Friday 23rd April. Five winners will be selected at random and announced on Facebook.

Terms and conditions
1. The World Book Night Facebook Giveaway opens on Monday 12th April 2021 and closes at 10am on Friday 23rd April 2021.
2.The winners will be announced on Facebook on Friday 23rd April 2021. Winners will then have 14 days to contact the Arts Council to claim their prize. After which, another name will be chosen and the prize reallocated.
3. The winner will receive a copy of Glenn Patterson’s Where Are We Now?. 5 winners will be chosen in total and each will receive one copy of the book. Prizes are strictly non-transferable.
4. Please note, winners will be able to claim their prize through Libraries NI and therefore must be able to collect their book from a Northern Ireland library branch. Books cannot be mailed out to winners.


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