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Jack Reacher's Lee Child and Lemn Sissay on their Covid-19 reading challenge
Friday, 4 September
Months of lockdown has given many people more time than ever to reconnect with reading - but it also brought an almighty halt to the publishing industry's summer offerings.
A rush of new titles is being released this autumn and smash hit Jack Reacher author Lee Child - speaking from Colorado - and esteemed poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay - from Hackney, east London - share their thoughts on a year like no other in the book industry with ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn.
Both writers had the challenging task of sifting through some of 2020's outstanding novels for the Booker Prize longlist of a dozen titles and they share the experience with Rupert, explain how the industry can deal with the threat of Covid-19 and what you can do to reinvigorate your reading into winter.
Plus they explain why there will ultimately be only one winner as the finest original novel in this unforgettable year.