University of East Anglia - Improving read

October 14, 2010

In an initiative to bridge cultural differences on campus, first-year students have been given a free copy of a novel previously shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. More than 5,000 copies of In the Country of Men (2006), by Libyan writer Hisham Matar, were sent to all new students at the University of East Anglia, with support from the Booker Prize Foundation. It is hoped that the scheme will spark conversation between students enrolled on courses across the university, regardless of what they are studying. Other institutions taking part in the initiative include Imperial College London, the University of Liverpool, Newcastle University and the University of St Andrews.

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