- 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
- Melvyn Bragg, Peter Kemp, Mark Lawson and Val McDermid remember P.D. James on 11 December
- Watch RSL/Booker Prize Foundation Masterclass tutors giving writing tips and talking about their works
People need to feel in their bones that the whole of English literature from Beowulf to Byron to Benjamin Zephaniah is theirs by right of inheritance. The RSL shows people what belongs to them, and welcomes them into it. Philip Pullman
Latest from the RSL
RSL Jerwood Awards 2015: Winners Announced
We are delighted to announce that the winners of the 2015 RSL Jerwood Awards are: Thomas Morris, Catherine Nixey and Duncan White.
V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2015
The judges of the 2015 V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, Philip Hensher, Adam Mars-Jones and Rose Tremain, selected Jonathan Tel as the winner, for his story ‘The Seduction of a Provincial Accountant’. …
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Irish playwright and Companion of Literature Brian Friel.
Young Person’s Membership now for 18 to 30 year olds
We have increased our Young Person’s Membership age from 24 to 30; now all those aged 18 to 30 can enjoy all the benefits of RSL membership for £30 per year. RSL Membership makes a great gift for birt …
RSL welcomes new Director Tim Robertson
I have always believed with Shelley that poets – and literary prose writers – are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. The RSL plays a unique national role in restoring some of that acknowledg …