Most authors reading consecutively from their books

The most authors reading consecutively is 111, at the Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, Ireland, on 15-16 June 2012. The 111 writers, including Nobel Prize Laureate Seamus Heaney and Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle, read from their work in slots of 15 minutes each over 28 continuous hours before an aggregate audience of 1,280. The event was also streamed live over the internet without interruption.

The event was organised in celebration of the Irish Writers’ Centre’s 25th anniversary. It promoted Dublin as a UNESCO City of Literature, showcased the best of Irish writing for a world audience through the internet and also celebrated Bloomsday, a festival dedicated to James Joyce.