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Fleur Adcock was born in New Zealand, with which she retains fond links, but has lived in London since 1963. Her numerous collections of poetry include most recently The Land Ballot, 2015; a new collection, Hoard, is due in October 2017. She has also …
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Fleur Adcock recommends Collected Stories, Selected Poems, edited by Michael Longley, The Franchise Affair, Nights at the Circus, The Birthday Boys.
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August 17, 2017
The £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize 2018, for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, bes …
August 2, 2017
In 2018 the RSL is undertaking to elect 40 new Fellows under the age of 40. We are asking publishers …
July 20, 2017
Our Autumn/Winter programme is now open for booking. Events includes: Marina Warner Literature Matte …
July 11, 2017
As I begin as President of the RSL, the country and the world are in tumult. Literature is always vi …