Each image on the poster has a gold image overlayed on the cover. When the reader completes one of the books listed, they can take out a coin and scratch off the gold, revealing the full book cover. The poster features 100 classic books, including a range of works published from 1605 to present like Under the Volcano, Animal Farm, Naked Lunch, Catch-22 and more.
It’s like a huge lottery ticket, but each time you scratch one off, you win the prize of just having read a great book.
He wasn’t a the kind of teacher who offered his students close line-edits; instead, he was someone who read your work and reflected it back to you, patiently explained just what you had really written — and what you had not. And if you were a writer like I was then, you couldn’t help but come away from a workshop with Jim believing that what you hadn’t written was the stuff that was really worth writing about.
James Alan MacPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died last week at the age of 72.
In September, another publisher, W F Howes, will publish an edition of the book for dyslexic readers. It will be published using specialist fonts and paper, with a suitable layout and glossary, so all readers can enjoy the book.
I’ve never heard of an edition specifically designed for dyslexic readers, but if any book has the juice to do it, it is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.