Why We Read

Why We Read

May 01, 2022

Celebrating ten years of the new Penguin Orange Spine and the great thinkers of the Allen Lane list, here is a sparkling anthology of newly commissioned writing on the joys and rewards of reading nonfiction—seventy moving and thought-provoking responses from the likes of Anne Applebaum, Hilton Als, Shami Chakrabarti, Paul Collier, Richard Dawkins, Christopher de Hamel, Nicci Gerrard, Lucy Jones, Ian Kershaw, Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis, Carlo Rovelli and Lea Ypi. An ode to the pleasures of reading factual writing, for book-lovers everywhere!

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