Cityread London was first celebrated in 2012 to coincide with Dickens’s 200th birthday. London has one of the richest, most fascinating and entertaining literary traditions in the world. From the opening of The Canterbury Tales to the dénouement of The Da Vinci Code, our city has inspired countless incredible stories and nurtured endless amazing writers.
Each year we choose a different book to focus our celebration on and, whether delving into the past, exploring contemporary life or imagining an alternative reality, they are all brilliant reads.
Previous books have included: