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A Room of My Own

On Wednesday 19 June 2019, we held our second Dalloway Day celebrating Virginia Woolf’s work. Alongside events and reading groups through the day, this year we marked 90 years of A Room of One’s Own by asking what writers need today to work.

In A Room of My Own, the RSL invited seven Fellows to respond to Woolf’s seminal essay with new pieces about their early writing careers and what’s needed for writers from all backgrounds and experiences to have the opportunity of a writing life.  You can read the full essays from Val McDermidDavid AlmondBernardine EvaristoEley WilliamsDaljit NagraHoward Jacobson and Nadifa Mohamed in the A Room of My Own anthology.

In April, the RSL asked UK writers about the support they receive, the challenges they face, and what they need to work. Read the press release here.

The findings from the A Room of My Own UK Writers Survey can be read in the A Room of My Own report.