RSL Christopher Bland Award 2023 won by Patterson Joseph

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RSL-Christopher-Bland-Award-2023-won-by-Patterson-JosephPaterson Joseph has been awarded the prestigious RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2023 for his debut novel 'The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho'.

An Overview of the News

  • The RSL Christopher Bland Prize is a renowned literary prize, and this year is in its fifth edition.

  • 'The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho' is the title of Patterson Joseph's first novel, which has garnered critical acclaim and recognition within the literary community.

  • About the book 'The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho'

  • This book is a historical fiction about Charles Ignatius Sancho.

  • Sancho was the first black man to vote in England.

RSL Christopher Bland Award:

  • It is a prestigious annual award that recognizes the achievements of first-time authors in the genre of fiction or nonfiction.

  • It is specifically awarded to individuals who have published their first work at the age of 50 or more.

  • The RSL Christopher Bland Award was instituted in 2018 to pay tribute to the memory of the famous British politician Sir Christopher Bland.

Patterson D. Joseph:

  • He is an English actor and writer who was born in London, England.

  • He has recently been officially appointed as the Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University.

  • One of his notable early films was "In the Name of the Father".

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