RSL Ondaatje Prize
The annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.
Maybe writing was a way of setting myself free from the place [Moscow], a process of disenchantment, of growing out of a love- by describing my love for a place by placing it on a page.
Peter Pomerantsev, winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2016
The 2017 Prize
We are now accepting entries for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2017.
Please download an application form which includes full submission details.
Applications must be submitted by Monday 12 December 2016 and addressed to:
RSL Ondaatje Prize
Royal Society of Literature
London WC2R 1LA
The 2017 judges will be announced shortly.
RSL Ondaatje Prize 2016 winner
The winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2016 is Peter Pomerantsev with Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia.
Other books on the shortlist:
- Jane Clarke The River (Bloodaxe)
- Brian Dillon The Great Explosion (Penguin Books)
- Alexandra Harris Weatherland (Thames & Hudson)
- James Rebanks The Shepherd’s Life (Allen Lane)
- Samanth Subramanian This Divided Island (Atlantic Books)
For full details please download the press release.
If you have any media enquiries, please contact Annette Brook: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7845 4680.
|2016||Peter Pomerantsev||Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia|
|2015||Justin Marozzi||Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood|
|2014||Alan Johnson||This Boy|
|2013||Philip Hensher||Scenes from Early Life|
|2012||Rahul Bhattacharya||The Sly Company of People Who Care|
|2011||Edmund de Waal||The Hare with Amber Eyes|
|2010||Ian Thomson||The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica|
|2009||Adam Nicolson||Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History|
|2008||Graham Robb||The Discovery of France|
|2007||Hisham Matar||In the Country of Men|
|2006||James Meek||The People’s Act of Love|
|2005||Rory Stewart||The Places In Between|
|2004||Louisa Waugh||Hearing Birds Fly|