8 - 17 October 2021
Login Search Donate
Back to What's On

Around The World In 196 Books

Missed the Festival? Subscribe to the #CheltLitFest Player for £30 and watch over 100 events on demand up until 31 December 2021.


This event will have a BSL interpreter.

Writer and avid reader Ann Morgan always considered herself well-read until a closer look at her bookshelves revealed a different story. Bar a handful of titles by Australian, Indian and South African authors, it was English and North American writers that dominated her shelves, and she read almost nothing in translation. What followed was an ambitious goal: to read one book from every country in the world over the course of 2012, an undertaking that would go on to inspire a book, a TED talk and her long-running blog, A Year of Reading the World. She reflects on how a one-year reading challenge grew into a lifelong literary exploration and considers how our relationship to world literature has shifted in the 10 years since her initial quest.

You have bookmarked

Around The World In 196 Books

Add to your calendar 11/30/2021 9:38 pm Europe/London Around The World In 196 Books | Cheltenham Literature Festival Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival - https://literature.cheltenhamfestivals.online/events/around-the-world-in-196-books/ Online 15

You can view and edit your bookmarks in My Account