2019 Books Unlocked reading list announced


Books Unlocked, a prison reading programme, provides free copies of Man Booker Prize-shortlisted titles for participants in UK prisons to read, discuss and keep.

The 10 books chosen for 2019 are:

  • Autumn by Ali Smith
  • Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  • Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
  • Harvest by Jim Crace
  • Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
  • The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
  • The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Books Unlocked, a National Literacy Trust initiative, supports those in prisons and young offender institutions, as well as others in community settings such as schools and libraries, to read for enjoyment. Find out more


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