Contributed by: Alycia Pirmohamed Published: 09/10/2019 Article, Comment, Poetry, Short story Themes: RSL Literature Matters Award
Recipient of 2019 RSL Literature Matters Award Alycia Pirmohamed shares some of the work from the 'Ceremony' anthology.
Contributed by: Robert Fraser Published: 18/12/2018 Short story Themes:
Short fiction from RSL Fellow Robert Fraser.
Contributed by: Matt Bryden Published: 05/12/2018 Audio Themes: RSL Literature Matters Award
Recipient of 2018 RSL Literature Matters Award Matt Bryden talks about his time in residence in Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.
Contributed by: Pascale Petit Published: 05/12/2018 Interview Themes: RSL Literature Matters Award
Recipient of 2018 RSL Literature Matters Award Pascale Petit talks through her writing process and influences.
Contributed by: Hari Kunzru Published: 20/09/2018 Audio Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
Hari Kunzru reflects on what literature means to us; whether its meaning changes when you develop from a reader into a writer; and whether fiction should have political ramifications.
Contributed by: Tracy Chevalier Published: 12/04/2018 Interview Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
Contributed by: Giulia Pelosi Published: 04/04/2018 Article Themes: whyreadingmatters
By Giulia Pelosi, Worldreader Gender Specialist
Contributed by: Gyan Shrivastava Published: 06/03/2018 Comment Themes: whyLiteratureMatters
Retired civil engineer Gyan Shrivastava on why literature matters to him.
Contributed by: Philip Pullman Published: 26/02/2018 Audio Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters, whyreadingmatters
For the second of our Literature Matters event RSL Vice President Philip Pullman discusses the importance of reading.
Contributed by: Marina Warner Published: 22/01/2018 Talk Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
A full transcript of RSL President Marina Warner's talk 'Literature Matters: Imagination in Action'
Contributed by: Grahame Davies Published: 16/01/2018 Poetry Themes: poem, poetry
A poem by Grahame Davies.
Contributed by: Marina Warner Published: 31/10/2017 Audio Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
Marina Warner looks at the interactions of stories and power in unsettled times.
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Nikesh Shukla is the author of three novels. Most recently, he authored the critically acclaimed The One Who Wrote Destiny (2018). His debut novel, Coconut Unlimited, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010. His second novel Meatspace was …
Nikesh Shukla recommends Good Talk, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, Partition Voices, How To Lose A Country: From Democracy To Dictatorship in Seven Steps, Lowborn.
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June 25, 2019
On 24 June, the RSL elected 45 new Fellows and Honorary Fellows. The new RSL Fellows for 2019 are: H …