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Book awards: Ondaatje Prize Shortlist

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Works (68)

Findings by Kathleen Jamie2006
Darkmans by Nicola Barker2008
On Brick Lane by Rachel Lichtenstein2008
Paradise with Serpents: Travels in the Lost World of Paraguay by Robert Carver2008
Sea holly by Robert Minhinnick2008
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes2008
The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum by Sarah Wise2009
The Gate of Air: A Ghost Story by James Buchan2009
Ian Mcdonald: Selected Poems (Macmillan Caribbean Writers) by Ian McDonald2009
The Legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller2009
Pollard by Laura Beatty2009
Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire: A Confidential Report by Iain Sinclair2010
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin2010
The Music Room by William Fiennes2010
The Plot: A Biography of an English Acre by Madeleine Bunting2010
The Shadow of a Smile by Kachi A. Ozumba2010
The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals by Patrick Barkham2011
In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut2011
Landed by Tim Pears2011
Red Plenty: Industry! Progress! Abundance! Inside the Fifties Soviet Dream by Francis Spufford2011
Saraswati Park by Anjali Joseph2011
Connemara. Listening to the Wind by Tim Robinson2012
Edgelands: journeys into England's true wilderness by Michael Symmons Roberts2012
Open City by Teju Cole2012
Thin Paths: Journeys in and around an Italian Mountain Village by Julia Blackburn2012
To the River by Olivia Laing2012
Absolution by Patrick Flanery2013
Call Mother A Lonely field by Liam Carson2013
Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins by Gavin Francis2013
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss2013
NW by Zadie Smith2013
Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal by Patrick Barkham2014
The Blind Man's Garden by Nadeem Aslam2014
Field Notes from a Hidden City: An Urban Nature Diary by Esther Woolfson2014
Four Fields by Tim Dee2014
Spirit House by Mark Dapin2014
The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak2015
Capital: The Eruption of Delhi by Rana Dasgupta2015
Everything is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia by Sigrid Rausing2015
The Lie by Helen Dunmore2015
What Was Promised by Tobias Hill2015
The great explosion: gunpowder, the Great War, and a disaster on the Kent Marshes by Brian Dillon2016
The River by Jane Clarke2016
The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks2016
This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War by Samanth Subramanian2016
Weatherland: Writers and Artists Under English Skies by Alexandra Harris2016
Augustown by Kei Miller2017
Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris2017
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain2017
In a Land of Paper Gods by Rebecca Mackenzie2017
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot2017
Border : a journey to the edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova2018
Elmet by Fiona Mozley2018
The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta by Kushanava Choudhury2018
Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up by Xiaolu Guo2018
Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallettnot in English Common Knowledge2018
The Crossway by Guy Stagg2019
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss2019
Happiness by Aminatta Forna2019
Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North by Adam Weymouth2019
No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria by Rania Abouzeid2019
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafaknot in English Common Knowledge2020
Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshinot in English Common Knowledge2020
A Small Silence by Jumoke Verissimonot in English Common Knowledge2020
Surge by Jay Bernardnot in English Common Knowledge2020
Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlanenot in English Common Knowledge2020
The Butchers by Ruth Gilligan2021
This Lovely City by Louise Hare2021

Award description

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.


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