Stephanie Sy-Quia longlisted for RSL Ondaatje Prize 2022
The longlist for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 2022 has been revealed, and featured is Stephanie Sy-Quia's Amnion (Granta). Amnion is a contemporary lyric epic, journeying from the Philippines to Libya, through France, Spain, and the UK. This debut collection of poems questions keenly and urgently the roots of migration and colonialism, charting what it means to grow up in a family divided by geography, history and language.
First awarded in 2004, the premise and broad remit of the prize creates unique lists of outstanding works and authors that you would not usually find sitting side by side. Previous recipients of the prize have included RCW authors Aida Edemariam and Hisham Matar, and the 2022 RSL Ondaatje Prize Shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 20 April and the winner will be announced on 4 May at Two Temple Place.
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