Ruth Rendell Award

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About the Ruth Rendell Award

Ruth Rendell

The Ruth Rendell Award honours the author or writer who has had the most significant influence on literacy in the UK in the past year.

The award was launched in 2016 by the National Literacy Trust and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) in honour of the author Ruth Rendell, who tirelessly championed literacy throughout her lifetime and supported the National Literacy Trust since its foundation in 1993.


The nominations for the 2021 Ruth Rendell Award are now open!

We welcome nominations for authors or writers from schools, charities, libraries, booksellers and individuals!

Please fill in the form with details of the writer you would like to nominate and what they have done in the past year to champion and support young people's literacy.