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.
Contributed by: Published: 25/10/2017 Article Themes: RSLFellow, whyLiteratureMatters
The idea that literature can make us emotionally and physically stronger goes back to Plato. RSL Fellow and Vice-Chair of Council Blake Morrison on why Shakespeare is more beneficial than self-help guides.
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Gillian Slovo has published thirteen novels, a family memoir and has also written three verbatim plays. She started in crime, writing five novels featuring her detective Kate Baeier, before branching out into narrative driven literary fiction. Ice Road …
Gillian Slovo recommends A Different Drummer, Milkman, The Association of Small Bombs, The Changling.
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