Supper Club

Supper Club

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WINNER of the GUARDIAN 'NOT THE BOOKER' PRIZE 2019

BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - Vogue, TIME, Vulture, Woman and Home, and many more


'Subversive, radical, written with total glee and rollicking sense of unlimited possibility. Williams is one to watch' Stylist

If you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into?

Twenty-nine year old Roberta has spent her whole life hungry. So she invents Supper Club: a secret society for women sick of bad men and bad sex. Fed up of being told to talk less, take less, be less, they gather after dark to feast and dance through the night. But as their bodies expand, so do their horizons, their desires - and their urge to break the rules.

You look hungry. Join the club.

'Superb... Hilariously funny and deeply moving' Guardian Not the Booker Prize

'Engrossing, ambitious, joyful as well as dark - which is so close to the bone and so necessary. I can't wait to read her next book' Emilie Pine, author of Notes to Self

'Cool and knowing, jam-packed with cultural references, not to mention mouthwatering recipes' Metro

'Daring, funny, humane, delightful. She's the real thing' Sam Jordison, Guardian

'For reading while eating in the bath and licking your lips. There's no other book to read this month' Lit Hub

'Darkly delicious. A celebration of female power and friendship' Sunday Mirror

'Riotous, bold, wild and witty' Sunday Express

Reviews

  • A radical retake on the notion that women must starve themselves to meet society's demands... Written with total glee and rollocking sense of unlimited possibility, Lara Williams is one to watch
    Stylist

About the author

Lara Williams

Lara Williams is the author of Treats and Supper Club. Treats was shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize, the Edinburgh First Book Award and the Saboteur Awards and longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, and Supper Club won the Guardian 'Not the Booker' Prize, was named as a Book of the Year 2019 by TIME and Vogue, and has been translated into six languages. Lara Williams lives in Manchester and is a contributor to the Guardian, Independent, Times Literary Supplement, Vice, Dazed and others. In 2021 she was longlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. Her second novel, The Odyssey, will be published in April 2022.
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