Rohan Gotobed is the actor who played the young Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This year we are lucky enough to have him involved in World Book Night as a World Book Night giver. We caught up with him to find out why he decided to get involved and what he enjoys reading.
On 23 April 2015, volunteers and organisations across the UK shared their love of reading in their communities for World Book Night, our annual celebration of the written word. See how the event unfolded in our Storify.
Planning for world Book Night 2015 is underway. We're very excited to be curating another brilliant list of books to inspire readers and non-readers alike, and our editorial committee will meet later in the month.
Our interim impact evaluation shows that many recipients were motivated to change their reading habits by their interactions with volunteers and in many cases they re-evaluated their relationship with books.
A stellar cast of much-loved authors including Lynda La Plante, David Almond, Elif Shafak, Sarah Winman, Elizabeth Fremantle and Annabel Pitcher have so far been confirmed to headline our World Book Night flagship event in London on 23 April 2015.
World Book Night 2015 officially kicks off today in the UK and Ireland with the announcement of the 20 titles for 2015 and a call for volunteers to take part in a night of social action around reading.
Through World Book Night we are aiming to reach the 35% of adults in the UK who don't regularly read. In order to find out more about people's reading habits we commissioned OnePoll to survey 2000 British men and women.