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The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize is an annual literary award given by the Royal Society of Literature. The £10,000 award is for a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry that evokes the "spirit of a place", and 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 Sir 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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  1. ^ "RSL Ondaatje Prize". Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Christopher Ondaatje homepage". Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  3. ^ Jury, Louise (6 April 2004). "Gulag book shortlisted for Ondaatje Prize". The Independent. London. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  4. ^ Flood, Alison (2019-05-13). "Ondaatje prize: Aida Edemariam wins for vivid biography of her grandmother". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  5. ^ Ondaatje prize goes to 'mythic' poems about a mother's mental illness. The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  6. ^ Kean, Danuta (8 May 2017). "Francis Spufford wins the Ondaatje prize with Golden Hill". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  7. ^ Cain, Sian (23 May 2016). "'Anti-travelogue' on Putin's Russia wins £10,000 Ondaatje prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  8. ^ Kerr, Michael (19 May 2015). "Justin Marozzi wins £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize". The Daily Telegraph.
  9. ^ Flood, Alison (20 May 2014). "Alan Johnson's memoir of London slum childhood wins £10,000 Ondaatje prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  10. ^ Armitstead, Claire (14 May 2013). "Philip Hensher wins Ondaatje prize with novel on husband's childhood". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  11. ^ Flood, Alison (29 May 2012). "2012 Ondaatje prize 2012 goes to debut novel by Rahul Bhattacharya". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  12. ^ Flood, Allison (24 May 2011). "Ondaatje prize goes to Edmund de Waal". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  13. ^ Flood, Alison (25 May 2010). "Ian Thomson wins £10,000 Ondaatje prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  14. ^ Flood, Alison (19 May 2009). "'Powerfully evocative' family history wins Ondaatje prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  15. ^ Dammann, Guy (29 April 2008). "£10,000 reward for The Discovery of France". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  16. ^ Lea, Richard (3 May 2007). "Matar's tale of latterday Libya takes Ondaatje prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  17. ^ Pauli, Michelle (23 May 2006). "Guardian writer wins Ondaatje prize for Russian civil war novel". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 May 2014.