Ondaatje Prize

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The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize is an annual literary award given by the Royal Society of Literature. The £10,000 award is given for a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry which evokes the "spirit of a place", and which is written by someone who is a citizen of or who has been resident in the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.[1]

The prize bears the name of its benefactor Christopher Ondaatje.[2] The prize incorporates the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize which was presented up to 2002 for regional fiction.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "RSL Ondaatje Prize home page". Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Christopher Ondaatje homepage". Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  3. ^ Jury, Louise (2004-04-06). "Gulag book shortlisted for Ondaatje Prize". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  4. ^ Alison Flood (20 May 2014). "Alan Johnson's memoir of London slum childhood wins £10,000 Ondaatje prize". The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Claire Armitstead (14 May 2013). "Philip Hensher wins Ondaatje prize with novel on husband's childhood". The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ Allison Flood (29 May 2012). "2012 Ondaatje prize 2012 goes to debut novel by Rahul Bhattacharya". The Guardian. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ Allison Flood (24 May 2011). "Ondaatje prize goes to Edmund de Waal". The Guardian. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ Alison Flood (25 May 2010). "Ian Thomson wins £10,000 Ondaatje prize". The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ Alison Flood (19 May 2009). "'Powerfully evocative' family history wins Ondaatje prize". The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ Guy Dammann (29 April 2008). "£10,000 reward for The Discovery of France". The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ Richard Lea (3 May 2007). "Matar's tale of latterday Libya takes Ondaatje prize". The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ Michelle Pauli (23 May 2006). "Guardian writer wins Ondaatje prize for Russian civil war novel". The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2014.