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Scottish BAME Writers Network
Recipient of 2019 RSL Literature Matters Award Alycia Pirmohamed shares some of the work from the 'Ceremony' anthology.
Interview with Matt Bryden
Recipient of 2018 RSL Literature Matters Award Matt Bryden talks about his time in residence in Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.
Interview with Pascale Petit
Recipient of 2018 RSL Literature Matters Award Pascale Petit talks through her writing process and influences.
Literature Matters: Identity and Idealism
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.
How digital, mobile literature can foster gender equality
By Giulia Pelosi, Worldreader Gender Specialist
Literature Matters: The democracy of reading
For the second of our Literature Matters event RSL Vice President Philip Pullman discusses the importance of reading.
Imagination in Action (full transcript)
A full transcript of RSL President Marina Warner's talk 'Literature Matters: Imagination in Action'
Literature Matters: imagination in action
Marina Warner looks at the interactions of stories and power in unsettled times.
Why literature matters
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.
Boost your brain with the classics
Is technology is silencing the art of the spoken and written word?
Jane Austen banknote
Victoria Cleland, Chief Cashier, Bank of England, on the new Jane Austen banknote
So why does literature matter?
A former RSL Schools Outreach participant Vincent Otterbeck on the difference creative writing classes had on his enjoyment of literature
A former RSL Schools Outreach participant Sophie Crabtree on why literature matters
Why Literature Matters?
English Literature student Safeerah Mughal on the literature that matters to her
What I think about when I think about literature by Jennifer Obidike
RSL Volunteer, Jennifer Obidike, reads a Jeanette Winterson extract
The power of stories: Michael Morpurgo’s full Book Trust lecture
Michael Morpurgo's lecture for BookTrust
Literature In Britain Today
Our report following an Ipsos MORI poll of attitudes to literature across Great Britain.
News from Nowhere by A. L. Kennedy
A. L. Kennedy's keynote address delivered at the British Library for European Literature Night on Wednesday 10 May 2017
Why Writing Matters by Michael Rosen
Talk given by Michael Rosen to celebrate the first National Writing Day, 21 June 2017
Why Writing Matters by Jonathan Coe
Talk given by Jonathan Coe at the Arnolfini Gallery to celebrate the first National Writing Day, 21 June 2017