The Irish Writers’ Centre has made history by claiming the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Authors Reading Consecutively From Their Own Books’. With overwhelming support both on and offline, 111 writers read throughout the night to wrest the title previously held by Berlin Literature Festival.
Broadcast partner liveoneveryscreen.com streamed the event to over 103,000 people watching across the globe, from Parnell Square to Perth. It kicked off on Friday morning at 10am with an introduction from Senator David Norris. Readers included John Boyne, Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, Kevin Barry, Pat Boran, Marita Conlon-McKenna and Jack Harte, Chairman of the Irish Writers’ Centre.
“On this very special Bloomsday, James Joyce would be proud of what we have achieved. As a working struggling author all his life he had a lot in common with our contemporary authors showcased here in the last 28 hours,” said Jack Harte.