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Adam Foulds & Rose Tremain at the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2011

Adam Foulds & Rose Tremain


Filed under: AwardsShort story

A recording of the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize evening with Adam Foulds and Rose Tremain on Monday 14 November 2011, chaired by Paula Johnson.

Adam Foulds’s first novel, The Truth About These Strange Times(2007), made him Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. His second, The Quickening Maze (2009), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award. Between these, he published The Broken Word (2008), a narrative poem about the Mau Mau uprising that won the poetry prize in the Costa Book Awards. He is now working on a collection of short stories. Rose Tremain’s fiction has also been garlanded with prizes, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Sacred Country (1992), the Whitbread Novel Award for Music and Silence (1999), and the Orange Prize for The Road Home (2007). She is now working on a sequel to her Booker-shortlisted novel Restoration. In an evening chaired by Paula Johnson, who runs the RSL’s prizes, they read from, and discuss, their short stories. After the announcement and presentation of the Royal Society of Literature’s annual V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, the winning entry is read by its author.

We are grateful to Christopher and Jennie Bland for sponsoring this prize, to ALCS for making this event possible, and to Prospectmagazine for publishing the winning entry to the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize.


Related RSL Fellows

Rose Tremain 1983
Adam Foulds 2009