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RSL appoints 60 Fellows in spate of new initiatives

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) has announced RSL 200, a five-year festival launched with a series of new initiatives and 60 appointments promoting and championing the diversity of UK writers. It comes as the charity celebrates its 200th anniversary.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-29 14:56:50 UTC ]
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Michele Kirsch wins £10,000 RSL Christopher Bland Prize

Michele Kirsch has won this year's Royal Society of Literature Christopher Bland Prize, for her memoir Clean (Short Books). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-02 15:40:23 UTC ]
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Literature on Lockdown 6: #CultureConnectsUs

Everyone peaked too early.    You remember. The beginning of lockdown, when suddenly half of your friends were FaceTiming you about Tiger King, or downloading a language app, and so many people ordered yoga mats online that they took an estimated six weeks to be delivered. Now the yoga mat... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2020-05-22 15:30:00 UTC ]
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Reality writes

Writing doesn’t pay. According to a report released last year by the Royal Society for Literature and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, most writers earn below the minimum wage. The numbers are stark: two thirds of writers earn between £100 and £10,000. Only 5% of writers can expect... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-21 05:32:29 UTC ]
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Here’s the shortlist for the £10,000 Ondaatje Prize.

Today, the shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize was announced. This £10,000 prize is awarded every year to a book—be it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry—that best evokes the spirit of a place. In other words: here’s a great reading list for armchair travel if you are... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-20 15:33:02 UTC ]
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Beaumont-Thomas leaves Waterstones to manage events for RSL

Former Waterstones events manager Rosie Beaumont-Thomas has joined the Royal Society of Literature (RSL) to lead events programming for its 200th anniversary. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-07 16:46:33 UTC ]
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New Mo Siewcharran Fund grants awarded

New grants from the Mo Siewcharran Fund to take on interns from BAME backgrounds have been awarded to the Royal Society of Literature, Europa Editions UK and Swindon’s Prime Theatre. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 14:55:36 UTC ]
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Planetarium wins Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize

Astrophysicist Raman Prinja and artist Chris Wormell’s book Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum (Templar Publishing), about the wonders of space, has scooped the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-12 19:41:46 UTC ]
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RSL celebrates Levy as Baddiel, Beard and Fry made Fellows

The Royal Society of Literature celebrated the late Andrea Levy’s contribution to literature last night, as it elected 45 new Fellows and Honorary Fellows.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-24 21:13:51 UTC ]
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Two thirds of professional writers earn less than £10k, RSL survey finds

Sixty-seven percent of professional writers earned £10,000 or less in 2018, a Royal Society of Literature poll of more than 2,000 authors has found, with a room of one’s own still viewed as the most important requirement for a writing career 90 years on from Virginia Woolf’s seminal essay. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-18 18:49:13 UTC ]
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Forna and Abouzeid up for RSL Ondaatje Prize 2019

The six-book shortlist for this year’s Royal Society of Literature (RSL) Ondaatje Prize has been revealed, with non-fiction dominating the nominations. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blair and Le Brun take the RSL's Giles St Aubyn Awards

Laurence Blair and Lily Le Brun have won the Royal Society of Literature (RLS) Giles St Aubyn Awards for first commissioned works of non-fiction. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mahfouz collection on working class artists to Westbourne Press

Saqi imprint The Westbourne Press has bought world English rights to Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen, edited by poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz, recently made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Perry, Bates and Onuzo named in RSL's 40 under 40

Sarah Perry, Welcome to Lagos author Chibundu Onuzo and award-winning translator Deborah Smith are among those appointed to the Royal Society of Literature’s (RSL) inaugural 40 Fellows under the age of 40 scheme, three-quarters of which is comprised of women. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors facing increasing pressure on 'morality'

The Royal Society of Literature’s president Marina Warner has lamented the increasing pressure on authors to “win gold stars for conduct”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Alderman and Gaiman made RSL fellows after 'unprecedented' intake

The Royal Society of Literature has doubled its usual intake of fellows, appointing Neil Gaiman and Naomi Alderman among others. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brixton Review of Books among projects given RSL grants

The Royal Society of Literature has revealed the six recipients of its 2018 RSL Literature Matters Awards which provides writers with financial support to undertake a new literary project. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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RSL campaigns on ‘crucial role' of literature

The Royal Society of Literature is launching a programme, “Literature Matters”, to campaign for recognition of the power and value of great writing. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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RSL to welcome 40 Fellows under 40

The Royal Society of Literature is to welcome a new generation of writers under 40 to become Fellows, and is inviting recommendations from outside of the society to select them. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors' unique responses to Austen auctioned by RSL

Authors and artists including Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel and Quentin Blake have created one-off, hand-written responses to Jane Austen to be auctioned in aid of the Royal Society of Literature. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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