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: Adam Thirlwell
‘I’d send the most complete edition possible of Tales from the Thousand and One Nights – because they’re dirty, witty, subversive of all state power, and basically endless.’