Weal and Woe: on struggles and successes

RONALD HARWOOD On 23 March 2003, Ronald Harwood was presented with an Oscar for the screenplay of¬†The Pianist. As the Hollywood stars cheered him on, and the paparazzi snapped, television viewers all over the world watched him walk up to receive his golden knight from Marcia Gay Harden. Who would have guessed that he was, […]

Peter Kemp on reviewing literary fiction

As part of the 2013 series of RSL Booker Prize Foundation Masterclasses, Peter Kemp, Chief Fiction Reviewer of the Sunday Times, spoke to fourteen participants about reviewing literary fiction. Here, RSL Director Maggie Fergusson interviews Peter about writing reviews.

A Story-maker’s Journey (Michael Morpurgo)

RSL Fellows Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson (who have both been the Childrens’ Laureate) discusses Michael’s path to becoming an author. Introduced by Maggie Fergusson.