Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2009 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize has been announced. The contenders are:
Laura Beatty, Pollard
James Buchan, The Gate of Air
Alexandra Fuller, The Legend of Colton H Bryant
Ian McDonald, Selected Poems
Adam Nicolson, Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History
(click on the titles to read the reviews the books received)
The £10,000 prize goes to the work (fiction, non-fiction or poetry) that best evokes the spirit of a place. This year’s judges are Selina Hastings, Philip Hensher, and Peter Porter. The winner will be announced at a dinner at The Travellers Club in London on Monday, 18 May.
Last year’s winner was The Discovery of France by Graham Robb.