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Monday, April 11, 2011

Plans revealed for World Book Night 2012

Plans revealed for World Book Night 2012World Book Night organisers have unveiled future plans for the event, which is scheduled to take place on 23rd April 2012. Foyles marketing manager Julia Kingsford has been appointed WBN chief executive. A board has also been set up, with artistic director of London's Southbank Centre Jude Kelly to chair, and other members including Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula MacKenzie, poet Lemn Sissay and BBC presenter James Naughtie. WBN founder Canongate m.d. Jamie Byng confirmed that WBN will be annual from now on. Kelly added the change of date from March was partly "a way of distinguishing between World Book Night and World Book Day, because each of those has its own story" - the Bookseller

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