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Who is your favourite author? If you could pick only one book, which would it be? As a part of our dome centenary celebrations, we’re asking these questions and inviting people into the dome to read 100 seconds of a significant book of their choice. We’ve been touched by the response – people volunteering their time and sharing their love of the dome, and bringing an incredible array of favourite authors into the spotlight.
Watch Data artist and cybernetic philosopher Pyewacket Kazyanenko reading from Snow crash by Neal Stephenson; comedian Lawrence Leung talking about our Alma Collection and reading from Jim Steinmeyer’s Hiding the elephant; and Walkley Award-winning cartoonist First Dog on the Moon reading ‘Disobedience’ by AA Milne to name only a few.
The dome is a hub of creativity, inspiration and learning, and has been the symbolic heart of the Library since 1913. We’re thrilled to bring all of your favourite authors into the space in a new way and we’re very excited to see each new reader and their chosen text.
Watch our ever-growing list of 100 readers now.