Insights and updates from our literary world. Check here to find out which of our awards are open and who the winners are, read about new Fellows and get news from our engagement projects.

Statement from the Trustees of the RSL

2024 V.S. Pritchett Prize Shortlist

2023 Literature Matters Awards Winners Announced

International Writers Recommendations open for 2024

It’s our 203rd birthday!

Announcing our Autumn events season

Watch the President’s Address from Bernardine Evaristo

New Fellows and Election Process Announced

New Look for the RSL Launched!

Daisy Hildyard Wins the 2023 Encore Award for ‘Emergency’

Paterson Joseph Wins the 2023 RSL Christopher Bland Prize

Encore Award 2023 Shortlist Announced

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Our Members are champions of literature. Their support makes our engagement work in schools and prisons possible and they enable us to celebrate literature in all its wonderful diversity. As a thank you, we give them all the joys of a literary festival and book club rolled into one, all year round.