Join the NCW Book Club

The National Centre for Writing’s Book Club helps you discover new books, challenges your usual reading habits and introduces you to other readers. Every couple of months we announce a new book and host friendly conversations online. It’s entirely free to join and all are welcome!

How it works

We highly recommend you join our free online community over on Discord, where there’s a space to chat about the book while you’re reading (no spoilers!). You can join up simply by clicking here.
At scheduled intervals we’ll also arrange for cosier Zoom-powered discussions, open to anyone who would really like to dig in to the themes or style of the chosen book. Spaces are limited on the Zoom chats, so that everyone gets a chance to speak.
We also share extra resources to aid discussion and further thinking, which can be useful if you want to discuss a book with friends or family.

Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

We are reading A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee (published by Vintage), the first in his Sam Wyndham series of historical crime novels set in Calcutta/Kolkata during the time of the British Raj occupation of India. It’s a hugely interesting book that follows jaded English intelligence officer Sam Wyndham and his Indian deputy Sergeant ‘Surrender-not’ Bannerjee as they investigate the murder of a high-ranking British official.

If you’d like to take part in the Zoom discussions, you can find out more here:

NCW Virtual Book Club discussion: Friday 21 May, 5.30 – 7pm BST
NCW Virtual Book Club discussion: Tuesday 25 May, 5.30 – 7pm BST
Spaces are limited so we recommend booking your place in advance!

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