Join us and share your passion for reading! Heaven by Mieko Kawakami has been revealed as our new book.

Every two months we meet in person and virtually over tea and biscuits to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We’ll explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and works in translation, making these informal and friendly sessions the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and to discover exciting new reads. We’ll always choose books that are easy to purchase in hard copy online or in e-book format.

NCW Book Club: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

We are reading Heaven by Mieko Kawakami (published by Picador) during June and July 2022. Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2022, this sharp and illuminating novel about a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying was described by Cosmopolitan as ‘a sucker-punch of a story that implores you to question even your own morality.’

A sucker-punch of a story that implores you to question even your own morality.

There are plenty of ways for you to get involved with the Book Club:

Join our online community

Join our community space on Discord to connect with fellow readers and writers. Book Club members were the first to be invited, so come and join the discussion! Find out more.

Take part in a virtual or in-person book club discussion session

If you’re looking for something a little more interactive, you can join us in-person in the grounds of the beautiful Dragon Hall or online via Zoom for a book club discussion!

In-person book club, Wednesday 27 July, 6-7.30pm, NCW Dragon Hall →

Online book club, Friday 29 July, 6-7.30pm BST, Zoom →

All sessions are pay what you can.

Where can I buy the book?

Place an order with The Book Hive. Mention the NCW Book Club and you can purchase Heaven with a 20% discount.

The book is also available for purchase direct from the publisher via the Pan Macmillan website.