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The Encore Award Online Book Club

2020 Encore Award judge Nikita Lalwani and RSL Director Molly Rosenberg will lead an interactive book club on Zoom, discussing Patrick McGuinness' Award-winning Throw Me to the Wolves.

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Wednesday 9th September, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

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About the Event

Patrick McGuinness won the 2020 Encore Award with his novel Throw Me to the Wolves (Jonathan Cape). This is the 30th year of the Award, which is given to the best second novel of the year.

As a 2020 judge, author Nikita Lalwani commented ‘Throw Me to the Wolves is a novel that is saturated with small truths, tiny gems of knowing that linger and provoke long after putting the book down. A beautiful, haunting thriller.’ 

Nikita and RSL Director Molly Rosenberg will lead an interactive book club on Zoom. Participants are invited, but not required, to keep their video on and contribute to the discussion, and there will also be a moderator relaying comments from the Chat function.

Participants are invited, but not required, to keep their video on and contribute to the discussion, and there will also be a moderator relaying comments from the Chat function.

About the Book

Throw Me to the Wolves
Throw Me to the Wolves

Patrick McGuinness

Publisher:Penguin Random House Children's UK

Publication date:4 Apr 2019

ISBN:9781787331464

4.00 out of 5
4 reviews
"a proper page-turner"
The Times
"Based on the story of Christopher Jefferies, hounded by the press for a crime he didn’t commit, this is an elegiac exploration of trauma"
The Guardian
"McGuinness plays all this out beautifully, allowing each aspect of the story to resonate meaningfully"
The Herald
"An eccentric boarding school teacher becomes a media hate figure in a novel that sidesteps conventional thrills"
Financial Times

Ander is always watchful, but particularly now, because the man across the table is his former teacher - Michael Wolphram - whom he hasn't seen in nearly 30 years.As the novel proceeds, we watch Wolphram's media lynching as ex-pupils and colleagues line up to lie about him.