- 40 new Fellows under 40 were welcomed on 27 June 2018
- 45 new Fellows and Honorary Fellows were elected in 2019
- Blake Morrison visits Appleton Academy as part of our Schools Outreach programme
- Read our 'Literature in Britain Today' report, published 1 March 2017
- Read the winners and highly commended poems of our Poems for Peace competition for 11-18 year olds
- Book now for 'Imitation of Life' 13 September| Adjoa Andoh, Esther Freud, Sophie Mackintosh. Chaired by Bonnie Greer.
- Book now for 'Banned Books Week: Walled In' 23 September| David Hare, Ben Okri. Chaired by Samira Ahmed.
- Aida Edemariam wins the 2019 RSL Ondaatje Prize with her memoir The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History (4th Estate)
- Book now for 'Letters From America' 30 September| Diana Evans, Richard Scott, Polly Stenham. Chaired by Shahidha Bari.
- Book now for 'The Stories We Tell' 15 October| Tanika Gupta, Nish Kumar, Vinay Patel, Nikesh Shukla. Chaired by Nomia Iqbal.
- Book now for 'Literature Matters: In the Moment' 28 October| Jay Bernard, James Graham, Ali Smith. Chaired by Matthew Sweet.
- Book now for 'Black in the Union Jack?' 12 November| Jeffrey Boakye, Paul Gilroy, Derek Owusu.
- Book now for 'What’s So Great About George Eliot?' 21 November| Deborah Moggach, Sathnam Sanghera, Kathryn Hughes.
- Book now for 'Writing Lives' 29 November| Lara Feigel, Delia Jarrett-Macauley, Anthony Joseph Chaired by Hermione Lee.
- Book now for 'Literature Matters: Young Rebels' 12 December| Malorie Blackman
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RSL Literature Matters Awards 2020 – open for submissions
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RSL autumn/winter 2019 season – now booking
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90 years ago, Virginia Woolf addressed what a writer needed to write. What do you think you need to make your future as bright as possible? Our A Room of My Own competition is now open for entries fro …
RSL Elects 45 new Fellows and Honorary Fellows
On 24 June, the RSL elected 45 new Fellows and Honorary Fellows. The new RSL Fellows for 2019 are: Hanan al-Shaykh, Monica Ali, David Baddiel, Mary Beard, Elleke Boehmer, Jez Butterworth, Vahni Capild …
Encore Award 2019 – winner announced
Sally Rooney wins the £10,000 Encore Award 2019 for best second novel of the year with her novel Normal People (Faber and Faber). The 2019 judges are RSL Fellows Edmund Gordon, Nikita Lalwani and Eley …