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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Library readers to appear on radio tomorrow

Members of Llangollen Library’s Reading Group will be taking part in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme tomorrow (Friday).

They have been shadowing the Booker Prize, one of the world’s most famous literary prizes. Each year The Reading Agency invites reading groups all over the UK to pitch for their opportunity to shadow the Booker Prize and this year Llangollen Library’s Reading Group is one of the twelve groups that has been selected.

The readers have been reading and reviewing one of the the shortlisted titles, ‘10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world’ by Elif Shafak, a captivating novel set in Istanbul, that tells the story of the final moments of a murder victim. They have also taken part in #BookerPrize2019 conversations online, joining in discussions about the books and sharing comments and pictures.

If you would like to join in the discussion, copies of the book are available through your local library, where you can also find out about joining a reading group near you. Denbighshire Library Service supports reading groups across the county in both Welsh and English.

The Booker Prize is a literary award which is awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

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