The #BooksforPrisoners Advent calendar is a ‘Literary Protest’ against the misguided ban on books being sent to UK prisoners. English PEN and the Howard League for Penal Reform have been campaigning against the restrictions, which were introduced in November 2013.
Every day until Christmas, a leading writer recommends a book that they would send to a prisoner.
Today: Monica Ali
‘A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, because it’s a comic masterpiece, and because only a confederacy of dunces could have come up with this policy.’