Our Work in Prisons

Give a Book Donations

Over the past few months, we have sent 57 books out to prisons via our partnership with the reading charity Give a Book. Many thanks to all our supporters for their generous donations. Give a Book are always grateful to receive books for prison readers and are particularly in need of foreign translations in the following languages: Polish, Albanian, Farsi, Punjabi, Romanian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Russian, Spanish.

If you have any books you would like to donate, please contact Khadija Ali, RSL’s Programmes Officer.

Bringing Books into Prisons

The RSL has recently teamed up with the prison magazine Inside Time to bring book recommendations directly from RSL Fellows to prison readers. Last month, Max Porter shared his top five recommended reads, and Patrick Gale’s choices will be shared in the next issue of the magazine.

At the end of October, RSL Fellow Gary Younge visited HMP Wandsworth for a talk and Q&A based on his latest book, Dispatches from the Diaspora. This pilot event will form the foundation for a future programme designed in partnership with Give a Book and Prison Reading Group.

We are grateful to our partners, Give a Book and Prison Reading Groups.