Awards & Prizes

The RSL administers three annual prizes and two honours. Through its prizes programme, the RSL supports new and established contemporary writers. 

For further information about any of these prizes and awards, please contact the awards administrator, Paula Johnson: paulaj@rslit.org.

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RSL Jerwood Awards

Three annual awards, one of £10,000 and two of £5,000, to authors engaged on their first commissioned works of non-fiction


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RSL Ondaatje Prize

An annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place


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V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize

The Royal Society of Literature's annual prize of £1,000, for the best unpublished short story of the year


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Companions of Literature

'Companion of Literature' is the highest honour that the Society can bestow upon a writer


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The Benson Medal

Awarded to those who have done sustained and outstanding service to literature


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The RSL Brookleaze Grants

'I am a working mum with three young children, and could never have travelled to New York to research my second book without the RSL Brookleaze...




Listen Again

Listen Again

The RSL's lectures and discussions are recorded by the British Library. Recordings of our meetings from the past decade are uploaded onto the site. 


 

RSL Review

RSL Review

The Royal Society of Literature publishes a biannual magazine; read more about the RSL Review, including selected articles from past editions


 

Support

Support

The Royal Society of Literature is a registered charity and receives no government funding. Discover how to donate and sponsor the RSL


 

Apr 2014
Thu
24

Living with Shakespeare

Richard Eyre

 
Apr 2014
Mon
28

Auden and us

Alexander McCall Smith, Edward Mendelson

 
May 2014
Wed
21

On Tove Jansson

Ali Smith, Thomas Teal

 
May 2014
Mon
26

 
Jun 2014
Sun
1

To tell the truth

Helen Garner, Helen Simpson

 
Jun 2014
Wed
11

At home with penguins

Tim Blackburn, Vicky Fyson, Sara Wheeler

 
Jun 2014
Sun
15

On Character

Bernardine Evaristo

 
Jun 2014
Mon
16

 
Jun 2014
Sat
21

What we remember

Penelope Lively

 
Jul 2014
Wed
2

Beginning, middle and end

Karin Altenberg, Jessie Burton, Michael Holroyd, Deborah Moggach

 

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