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28/05/2020

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Join Peter Frankopan, chair of judges for the 2020 RSL Ondaatje Prize, in conversation with winner Roger Robinson, who won with his collection A Portable Paradise. This conversation is part of Hay Festival Digital.

On winning the Prize, Roger said: ‘Winning the RSL Ondaatje Prize is great on many levels. Gaining wider recognition for the political issues that are raised in A Portable Paradise is one of the most important things for me, alongside  ore people reading about the struggles of black communities in Britain which hopefully creates some deeper resonating empathy.’ 

The annual award of £10,000 is for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.

The Hay Festival Digital programme brings writers and readers together online, and runs 22–31 May 2020. Free live broadcasts and interactive Q&As from over 100 of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers who share their insights and interrogate some of the biggest issues of our time, from Covid-19 and world health to the climate crisis and our future. The programme of events is online now.

Tickets are free. Register at Hay Festival Digital.