- Justin Marozzi has won the 2015 RSL Ondaatje Prize with 'Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood'
- Listen to Hilary Mantel in conversation with Harriet Walter
- Fellows sign the RSL Roll Book using Byron's pen or T.S. Eliot's fountain pen
- Michael Frayn visits King Solomon Academy as part of our Schools Outreach programme
- Watch RSL/Booker Prize Foundation Masterclass tutors giving writing tips and talking about their works
- Book now for 'Writing London', 7 May, with Ben Aaronovitch, Sebastian Faulks, Gillian Slovo, Claire Tomalin and Louisa Young.
If you love reading, we are your Society - uniquely devoted to promoting and extending the knowledge and love of literature, its rich past and its vibrant present. Colin Thubron, President
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