PEN Atlas: Ann Walmsley on launching The Prison Book Club at HMP Wandsworth

Canadian journalist Ann Walmsley is the author of The Prison Book Club, a memoir recounting her journey from being violently mugged in 2002 to participating in a prison book club in a men’s prison some years later. Here, she reports from the last stop on her UK book tour – an English PEN ‘Meet the Writer’ event at HMP Wandsworth.

Read ‘The Prison Book Club comes full circle’ here.


The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley is published by Oneworld. Find out more here.

Find out more about English PEN’s work with UK prisoners and young offenders here.

The Prison Reading Groups project supports the spread of prison reading groups and encourages links between formal and informal education in prisons. Find out more here.

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