The Napier Big Read 2021 and more art by Avril Gray

The Napier Big Read 2021, 2021

The Napier Big Read is our shared reading scheme at Edinburgh Napier University. Run by MSc Publishing staff and powered by students, it aims to bring people together through reading.

Our team are currently working very hard on this year’s Napier Big Read: You’re On Mute! And Other Snapshots of Lockdown.

At a time when isolation and loneliness are all too common, this year’s Napier Big Read aims to bring people together. You’re on Mute! And Other Snapshots of Lockdown is an anthology that shares our experiences of living and learning in lockdown — from the relatable difficulties, to the unexpected joys.

The finished book will be published by our own publishing imprint, Merchiston Publishing, and copies will be distributed across the university.


Avril Gray is Associate Professor in Publishing, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Programme Leader of MSc Publishing, Head of Merchiston Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University, and University Lead on the Napier Big Read.

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