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Read the Booker Prize 2021 winner

On 3 November, The Promise by Damon Galgut won the 2021 Booker Prize.

The Promise, set in South Africa during the country’s transition out of apartheid, explores the interconnected relationships between the members of a diminishing white family through the sequential lens of four funerals.

We have a very exciting opportunity for three reading groups to receive 10 copies of The Promise to read and review. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet Clara Farmer, Publishing Director of Chatto & Windus (Vintage Books) and editor of The Promise. In this exclusive meeting (held via Zoom) you’ll be able to ask questions about the publication process.


The Radio 2 Book Club with Steve Wright

The Radio 2 Book Club is part of Steve Wright In The Afternoon. Each month Steve will interview the chosen authors, as well as having brilliant guest stars and real-life listeners on the show to talk about the books too. The Book Club showcases the best in brand-new fiction, from dazzling debuts to blockbuster bestsellers.


How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.


Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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