May 8, 2017

Francis Spufford has won the 2017 RSL Ondaatje Prize with Golden Hill (Faber).

This is that rare thing – an ingenious novel that draws on profound research to evoke the spirit of another age, yet wears that research lightly. An astonishing achievement, intoxicating in its virtuosity.

Henry Hitchings – RSL Ondaatje 2017 Judge

For more information on the winner and other shortlisted authors, please see our press release.