RSL Ondaatje Prize
The annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.
The 2017 RSL Ondaatje Prize – shortlist
We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 RSL Ondaatje Prize:
- Amy Liptrot The Outrun (Canongate)
- Rebecca Mackenzie In a Land of Paper Gods (Tinder Press)
- Kei Miller Augustown (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
- Barney Norris Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain (Black Swan)
- Francis Spufford Golden Hill (Faber)
- Rose Tremain The Gustav Sonata (Chatto & Windus)
Please view the press release for more information.
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The winner will be announced on Monday 8 May.
RSL Ondaatje Prize 2016 winner
The winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2016 is Peter Pomerantsev with Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia.
Maybe writing was a way of setting myself free from the place [Moscow], a process of disenchantment, of growing out of a love- by describing my love for a place by placing it on a page.
Peter Pomerantsev, winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2016
For full details please download the press release.
|2016||Peter Pomerantsev||Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia|
|2015||Justin Marozzi||Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood|
|2014||Alan Johnson||This Boy|
|2013||Philip Hensher||Scenes from Early Life|
|2012||Rahul Bhattacharya||The Sly Company of People Who Care|
|2011||Edmund de Waal||The Hare with Amber Eyes|
|2010||Ian Thomson||The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica|
|2009||Adam Nicolson||Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History|
|2008||Graham Robb||The Discovery of France|
|2007||Hisham Matar||In the Country of Men|
|2006||James Meek||The People’s Act of Love|
|2005||Rory Stewart||The Places In Between|
|2004||Louisa Waugh||Hearing Birds Fly|