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.
Only Connect is a thrice-weekly letter from the RSL, helping us to stay close to one another in these times of isolation. In each edition a member of the RSL community will introduce you to a recording or article from the RSL’s library that means something to them. Enter your email address below to subscribe.
The Royal Society of Literature is a registered charity and receives no government funding. Discover how to donate and sponsor the RSL.
Sign up to our monthly e newsletter to find out about forthcoming RSL events and news and information from other literary organisations.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the £10,000 RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2020 is Michel …
We are delighted to announce the winners of our Tall Tales, Short Stories competition for 14-18 year …
Patrick McGuinness wins the £10,000 Encore Award 2020 for best second novel of the year with Throw M …
As part of Dalloway Day 2020 the RSL has launched ‘There We Stop; There We Stand’, an interactive ma …