The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize Winners

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The Wife's Tale: A Personal...

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The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2019)
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Mama Amazonica

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4.17 avg rating — 87 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2018)
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Golden Hill

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3.79 avg rating — 10,155 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2017)
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Nothing Is True and Everyth...

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3.96 avg rating — 7,471 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2016)
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Baghdad: City of Peace, Cit...

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3.99 avg rating — 218 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2015)
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This Boy

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4.19 avg rating — 2,929 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2014)
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Scenes from Early Life

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3.55 avg rating — 228 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2013)
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The Sly Company of People W...

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3.25 avg rating — 553 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2012)
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The Hare With Amber Eyes: A...

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3.89 avg rating — 43,884 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2011)
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The Dead Yard: Tales of Mod...

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3.62 avg rating — 300 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2010)
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Sissinghurst: An Unfinished...

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3.71 avg rating — 306 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2009)
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The Discovery of France: A ...

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4.01 avg rating — 2,098 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2008)
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In the Country of Men

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3.70 avg rating — 5,703 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2007)
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The People's Act of Love

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3.70 avg rating — 2,814 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2006)
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The Places in Between

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3.91 avg rating — 14,428 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2005)
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Hearing Birds Fly

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3.91 avg rating — 452 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize (2004)
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nominees

Nia: A Novel

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The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize Nominee for Longlist (2020)
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A Small Silence

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3.31 avg rating — 36 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2020)
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The Bells of Old Tokyo: Med...

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3.69 avg rating — 456 ratings
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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in Th...

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A Portable Paradise

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The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2020)
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Lanny

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The Inside City

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3.35 avg rating — 31 ratings
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The Summer Isles: A Voyage ...

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4.09 avg rating — 108 ratings
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Arabs: A 3,000-Year History...

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4.23 avg rating — 362 ratings
The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize Nominee for Longlist (2020)
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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

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4.22 avg rating — 8,950 ratings
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Surfacing

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4.27 avg rating — 681 ratings
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Midnight in Chernobyl: The ...

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4.38 avg rating — 29,566 ratings
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Nightingale Point

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3.95 avg rating — 2,108 ratings
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Ducks, Newburyport

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