It might not be possible to meet in person during the festival but we are encouraging everyone to come together to read one of the two most highly praised and enjoyable books published last year and win a free pass to three Litfest events in the next 12 months and your choice of three paperback books.

Sign up below to take part in the Litfest Big Read and to be in with a chance of winning!  

As part of the Litfest Big Read, Litfest 2021 will feature two launch events by Big Read authors A.M. Dassu and Matt Haig.  You can reserve tickets for these here.

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The books can be borrowed via Lancashire Libraries’ lending service, or purchased from

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Boy, Everywhere by A.M. Dassu