Sixty-seven percent of professional writers earned £10,000 or less in 2018, a Royal Society of Literature poll of more than 2,000 authors has found, with... Read more
Sally Rooney’s Normal People (Faber) has won the £10,000 Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award for a second novel.... Read more
Sally Rooney has been nominated for the Encore Award, in a shortlist dominated by independent presses.
Guardian journalist Aida Edemariam has won the £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize for her “outstanding and highly unusual memoir” about her grandmother’s life in Ethiopia, The Wife’s Tale:... Read more
A Waterstones bookseller is shortlisted for the V S Pritchett Short Story Prize, along with Early One Morning author Virginia Baily and short story writer Michelle... Read more
The Royal Society of Literature’s president Marina Warner has lamented the increasing pressure on authors to “win gold stars for conduct”.
The Royal Society of Literature has doubled its usual intake of fellows, appointing Neil Gaiman and Naomi Alderman among others.
The Royal Society of Literature has revealed the six recipients of its 2018 RSL Literature Matters Awards which provides writers with financial support to undertake... Read more
David Farrier and Lisa Woollett have won the inaugural RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for first commissioned works of non-fiction.
The Royal Society of Literature is launching a programme, “Literature Matters”, to campaign for recognition of the power and value of great writing.... Read more