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.
Contributed by: Elena Oderstone Published: 11/10/2017 Article Themes: Classic Literature, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot
Is technology is silencing the art of the spoken and written word?
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Nell Leyshon is a novelist and playwright. Her first novel, Black Dirt, was long-listed for the Orange Prize and short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize. Her third novel, The Colour of Milk, was published by Penguin in May 2012 and has since been trans …
Nell Leyshon recommends Chernobyl Prayer, The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, Flights, Trumpet, Love Me Tender.
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November 28, 2018
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November 11, 2018
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