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The Reader Magazine Issue 73

The Reader Magazine Issue 73

In Issue 73 of The Reader magazine we explore the theme of ‘Walking the Earth’, looking at the journeys we take to become who we are, and how as humans, we live together on our planet. We discuss experiences of the natural world, and reflect on the stories and poems that have travelled with us, both physically and metaphorically.

The magazine includes a brilliant conversation between Derek Bardowell and Ruth Ibegbuna about sport, racism, fear and hope, and we revisit a classic essay by author and journalist Simon Barnes. You’ll also find recommended reads, insightful interviews, and an update from Het Lezerscollectief on the Reading Revolution over in Belgium and The Netherlands.

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The Reader magazine is the voice of The Reader, a national charity bringing about a Reading Revolution so that everyone can experience and enjoy great literature, which we believe is a tool for helping humans survive and live well. Through our global Shared Reading movement, powered by 1,000 volunteers and many partnerships, we bring thousands of people together every month through weekly reading aloud groups. We use literature to connect people to themselves and others, develop a shared language for our inner lives, and spark the social and personal change needed in the world.


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