May 1, 2019

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the inaugural RSL Christopher Bland Prize, awarded to a debut novelist or popular non-fiction writer, first published at the age of 50 or over.

  • Thomas Bourke The Consolation of Maps (Riverrun)
  • Barbara Jenkins De Rightest Place (Peepal Tree Press)
  • A J Pearce  Dear Mrs Bird (Picador)
  • Roland Philipps  A Spy Named Orphan (The Bodley Head)
  • Alex Reeve The House on Half Moon Street (Raven Books)
  • Raynor Winn The Salt Path (Michael Joseph)

Please read the press release for further information.

Press enquiries should be sent to Annette Brook, Communications Manager, annette@rsliterature.org, 020 7845 4680.