Philip Hensher

b. 1965

Philip Hensher was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1998.

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V.S. Pritchett Prize 2019 Longlist


We are delighted to announce the longlist for this year’s V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize: RACHEL BOWER, ‘Holly’ URSULA ROSE BRUNETTI, ‘Beetleboy’ KEN ELKES, ‘Alone, But Not Lost’ JON FORTGANG, ‘Drawing In The Air: The Biro Art of Spencer Williams’ BE …

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V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2015


The judges of the 2015 V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, Philip Hensher, Adam Mars-Jones and Rose Tremain, selected Jonathan Tel as the winner, for his story ‘The Seduction of a Provincial  Accountant’. The runner-up was Nick Sweeney for ‘Traffic’. Joanth …

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Articles by Philip Hensher

The Bangladeshi novel

Philip Hensher and Tahmima Anam discuss the Bangladeshi novel at the Tagore Memorial Metting, chaired by Sara Wheeler

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Iris Murdoch, revisited

A.S. Byatt, Bidisha and Philip Hensher discuss Iris Murdoch's work.

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The golden sketchbook – writers’ portraits

What can portraits tell us about writers? The RSL and National Portrait Gallery joined forces to find out

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A.S. Byatt reflects on the experience of having her portrait painted

A.S. Byatt in conversation with Philip Hensher

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