September 28, 2018
We are delighted to announce the £10,000 RSL Christopher Bland Prize to encourage and celebrate older writers.
The Prize will be awarded annually to a writer of fiction or non-fiction, first published aged 50 or over. Sir Christopher Bland’s wife Jennie, their family and many friends are launching with the RSL in his memory – to encourage older writers.
For the inaugural year the judges are:
• Gillian Slovo FRSL – novelist, dramatist (Chair)
• Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE – writer, comedian, actor
• Archie Bland – journalist and son of Sir Christopher
• Anne Chisholm OBE FRSL – biographer and RSL Vice President
The closing date for entries is Wednesday 12 December 2018.
The £10,000 Christopher Bland Prize is to debut novelists or popular non-fiction writers over 50.