- RSL Fellows at the 2017 Summer Party
- Listen to Shami Chakrabati Nicolette Jones, Rebecca McNally and Katherine Rundell discuss the 'Harry Potter effect'.
- Fellows sign the RSL Roll Book using Byron's pen or T.S. Eliot's fountain pen
- Blake Morrison visits Appleton Academy as part of our Schools Outreach programme
- Read our 'Literature in Britain Today' report, published 1 March 2017
- Book now for 'Muriel Spark at 100' | Ali Smith celebrates one of the greatest fiction writers of the 20th Century
- Book now for 'Literature Matters: Identity and idealism' 21 May | Hari Kunzru discusses his writing with Lisa Appignanesi
- Book now for 'Crowned with green', 7 June | Liz Lochhead reads her poems and speaks about her writing life
- Book now for 'Dalloway Day', 20 June | A celebration of Virginia Woolf's 1925 novel Mrs Dalloway.
- Book now for 'Refugee Tales', 11 July | Neel Mukherjee and Vanessa Redgrave read.
- 2017 RSL Ondaatje Prize is won by Francis Spufford, presented by Jans Ondaatje Rolls
- Listen to Reni Eddo-Lodge, Bernardine Evaristo and Heidi Safi Mirza discuss writing about race, feminism and class
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V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2018
The Royal Society of Literature is delighted to announce the 2018 V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize for unpublished short stories. In addition to a prize of £1000 and publication in the RSL Review and …
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RSL Literature Matters Awards 2018 – winners announced
We are delighted to announce the six recipients of the 2018 RSL Literature Matters Awards. The Awards aim to enable literary excellence and innovation, providing writers with financial support to unde …
RSL Spring/Summer 2018 Events – booking now open
Booking for our Spring/Summer events is now open for RSL Members and Fellows. Events include: 30 January Philip Pullman on why literature matters 12 February Malika Booker and friends read their poetr …
Changes at the RSL
After two successful years as RSL Director, Tim Robertson has decided to step down from his post at the end of January. We are delighted that Molly Rosenberg (currently our Business Director) will bec …