RSL Ondaatje Prize
The annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.
RSL Ondaatje Prize 2021 – The Shortlist
We are excited to announce the shortlist for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2021.
Ruth Gilligan The Butchers (Atlantic Books)
Louise Hare This Lovely City (HQ)
Adam Mars-Jones Box Hill (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Nina Mingya Powles Magnolia, 木蘭 (Nine Arches Press)
James Rebanks English Pastoral (Allen Lane)
Francesca Wade Square Haunting (Faber & Faber)
Watch our specially commissioned animations, by Pei-Hsin Cho, of the 2021 shortlist:
This year’s judges are Lola, Baroness Young of Hornsey (Chair), Helen Mort and Adam Rutherford.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday 11 May.