- RSL Fellows at the 2017 Summer Party
- Listen to our 2017 Banned Bookes Week event 'Standing with Salman' with Melvyn Bragg, Frances D’Souza, Caroline Michel and Yasmin Rehman . Chaired by Lisa Appignanesi.
- Fellows sign the RSL Roll Book using Byron's pen or T.S. Eliot's fountain pen
- Blake Morrison visits Appleton Academy as part of our Schools Outreach programme
- Read our 'Literature in Britain Today' report, published 1 March 2017
- Book now for 'Three poets' 12 February | Malika Booker reads alongside Nick Makoha and Kim Moore
- Book now for 'Can literature solve poverty?' 15 February | Kerry Hudson, Aaron Reeves and Kit de Waal. Chaired by Sarah Shaffi.
- Book now for 'On memoir' 13 March | Aida Edemariam, Sigrid Rausing, Philippe Sands. Chaired by Rupert Christiansen.
- Book now for 'Muriel Spark at 100' | Ali Smith celebrates one of the greatest fiction writers of the 20th Century
- Book now for 'Literature Matters: Identity and idealism' 21 May | Hari Kunzru discusses his writing with Lisa Appignanesi
- Book now for 'Crowned with green', 7 June | Liz Lochhead reads her poems and speaks about her writing life
- Book now for 'Dalloway Day', 20 June | A celebration of Virginia Woolf's 1925 novel Mrs Dalloway.
- Book now for 'Refugee Tales', 11 July | Neel Mukherjee and Vanessa Redgrave read.
- 2017 RSL Ondaatje Prize is won by Francis Spufford, presented by Jans Ondaatje Rolls
- Listen to Reni Eddo-Lodge, Bernardine Evaristo and Heidi Safi Mirza discuss writing about race, feminism and class
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