Ondaatje Prize

Ondaatje Prize

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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