World Book Night 2014

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Roald Dahl HQ
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11:00am, 23rd April
Short stories
World Book Night 2014 - Vengeance is Mine, Inc.
  • World Book Night 2014 - Vengeance is Mine, Inc.
  • World Book Night 2014 - Vengeance is Mine, Inc.

World Book Night 2014 is here, and the UK book list features a special collection of some of Roald Dahl's adult tales of the unexpected…

We're joining in the celebrations today for World Book Night, the annual celebration of reading and books.

In the UK World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, the charity with a mission to give everyone an equal chance to become a reader. Every year since its launch in 2011, World Book Night invites volunteers to gift books to others and encourage a love of reading. A list of 20 books are chosen by World Book Night organisers for volunteers to give out to potential readers.

This year, the UK book list features this exclusive new edition of Roald Dahl's short stories for adults - Vengeance is Mine, Inc. This edition contains nine of Roald's stories, brought together for the first time in a new collection. The stories included are:

  • Lamb to the Slaughter
  • Royal Jelly
  • William and Mary
  • The Great Automatic Grammatizator
  • Vengeance is Mine, Inc
  • The Wish
  • Skin
  • The Sound Machine
  • Poison

Find out more about why Vengeance is Mine, Inc, was chosen for the UK list on the World Book Night UK website.

World Book Night launched in the UK in 2011 and in the US one year later. Events take place on April 23rd because it is the UNESCO International Day of the Book, as well as Shakespeare’s birthday. It also honours Miguel de Cervantes, who died on April 23, 1616 (the same day as Shakespeare).

For more on World Book Night in the USA, visit the US website.