Dear ANFASA Member
On 30 November, the Royal Society of Literature (RSL), a charity which promotes and represents the voice of literature in the UK, announced RSL 200; a five-year festival which launched with a series of major new initiatives in celebration of its 200th birthday.
A key initiative of RSL 200 will be RSL International Writers, which will recognise the contribution of writers across the globe to literature, and the power of literature in bringing people together across borders and cultures. As part of this programme, readers and writers will be asked to nominate writers from around the world who have contributed to international literary culture.
A panel of RSL Fellows, chaired by new RSL Fellow Daniel Hahn, will nominate the RSL International Writers, who will then be elected by Council. To be considered for the programme, RSL requires that these will be writers not resident in, or citizens of, the UK, who have published two works of outstanding literary merit (where at least two have been translated into English or originally written in English). Recommendations are welcome from diverse literary forms, including writers of drama, fiction, graphic fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenplays.
IAF is happy to be involved as a supporter of RSL International Writers which recognises the power of literature around the world. We would like to encourage all our members to share the nominations form and make recommendations to the programme.
You can find details on how to make nominations here: rsliterature.org/rsl-international-writers