Rohan Gotobed is the actor who played the young Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This year we're lucky enough to have him involved in World Book Night as an edition book giver. We caught up with him to find out why he decided to get involved and what he enjoys reading.
Why do you want to take part?
I want to take part as I've benefited from the work of World Book Night givers over the last three years and I'd like to repay this by giving books out this year. Over the last couple of years teachers and occasionally pupils at my school have begun to become World Book Night givers to let us find out more about certain books. I've been able to read or reread some very good books through the work of world book night such as Casino Royale and The Damned United.
Have you always been a reader?
No, I've always enjoyed reading but World Book Night is the sort of thing that has helped me to advance my life through reading different books.
What do you enjoy reading?
I'm a huge fan of fantasy purely because I've always found it interesting. The Lord of the Rings is an obvious and outstanding choice for the best written book of all time through the vivid descriptions through Tolkien's imagination. Another pair of fantasy series I adore are The Belgariad and The Mallorean by David Eddings, which is nowhere near as well written as The Lord of the Rings but I find the story and characters so entertaining I rush through the books and become completely immersed in the story which has to be the major aim of any writer to their reader.
What would you say to someone who said they found reading boring?
Just because you've read one boring book doesn't mean every book is. Read every book ever written; go into Narnia, Panem, Hogwarts and the Second World War, consult with wizards, soldiers, heroes and everyone else. If you read every single book ever written and still think reading is boring - you're lying!
Rohan will be giving Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith on World Book Night 2014.
There's still time to get involved with World Book Night! Become a World Book Night Community Book Giver. Register by 23 April.