A charity that celebrates writing of all kinds, and supports writers and readers at every stage.

Latest from the RSL

2024 RSL Christopher Bland Prize shortlist revealed

Isabella Hammad wins the 2024 Encore Award

2024 Encore Award Shortlist Announced

Ian Penman crowned the winner of the 2024 RSL Ondaatje Prize

2024 RSL Ondaatje Prize Shortlist

2024 RSL Ondaatje Prize Longlist

Become a Member

Our Members are champions of literature. Their support makes our engagement work in schools and prisons possible and they enable us to celebrate literature in all its wonderful diversity. As a thank you, we give them all the joys of a literary festival and book club rolled into one, all year round.

Awards and Prizes

Our awards support writers at all stages of their careers. Each award has its own entry requirements, prize and deadlines. If you’d like to see past winners finding out from judges that they’ve won, visit our library in Look and Listen.

2024 RSL Christopher Bland Prize shortlist revealed

Isabella Hammad wins the 2024 Encore Award

Ian Penman crowned the winner of the 2024 RSL Ondaatje Prize

Fellows

Our Fellowship includes the best writers in or from the UK today. Their involvement with all the RSL does makes our engagement work, events and projects possible.

Meet some of our Fellows

Bernardine Evaristo

Daljit Nagra

Elif Shafak

Colin Thubron