Posted on April 15, 2020, 7:28 pm
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EWC campaign #behindeverybook

Join the EWC Campaign on World Book Day 2020: #behindeverybook


Brussels, 14 April 2020. Dear colleagues, friends and members of EWC, dear Authors of Europe and the World,

We kindly invite you and your members to join the EWC campaign on World Book Day 2020:



the idea

Many debates on the policy level are about « sectors » or « the book industry » – but those with whom the book chain begins are individuals, people, personalities. To praise and celebrate these authors, writers and translators, to make the spirits, minds and faces behind every book visible, is the basic idea of #behindeverybook.


the background

The annual UNESCO event World Book Day is the original idea of the Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes, who died on 23 April.

On this day we praise the living authors, who enrich every society with their work and contribute to diversity, democracy and humanitarian education in all areas, with all genres.



the proceeding

  • Take two pictures of yourself with your book. Every sort of books are welcome – novels, comics, translations, reports, non-fiction, playwright …. First picture with the open book with your name in front of your face, and the second with your face visible.
  • post the two pictures together on World Book Day 2020 (23. April) on every account you have – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter …
  • use these two #hashtags:
    • #behindeverybook
    • #worldbookday2020
  • tag the European Writers’ Council (Twitter: @CouncilWriters, Facebook: facebook.com/europeanwriterscouncil/ AND your own Union / Writers’ Association, so we and them can share your post the whole World Book Day long!
  • you may be creative in your sentence after the hashtag #behindeverybook and add:
    • is the Author
    • is a person
    • is an author
    • is a whole life

Please encourage your members to join and let’s flood the (online) world with pictures of books and their authors on World Book Day 2020!


Nina George                           Myriam Diocaretz                              and the whole EWC

President                                Secretary-General                             Board