I’m writing a book about work and am looking for people who are willing to share their experiences of Workfare or Mandatory Work Activity.
The book is called *All Day Long: A Portrait of Britain at Work*, and it
will come out from Profile Books next spring, before the election.
I’ve been visiting and interviewing people all over the country about their work – potters in Stoke on Trent, call centre workers in Hull, ballerinas at
Covent Garden – and I want to include the experience of someone who has
been on the government’s work programmes.
I’d like to find out a bit more about what the work was like: What did you do? How did you feel about it? How did the workers around you react? Anonymity and discretion guaranteed.
I’m a writer for the *London Review of Books* (where I also work), the
*Observer*, the *Sunday Times* and the *New Yorker*.
I can be contacted on