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Paterson Joseph won the RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2023

Actor-author Paterson Joseph has won the RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2023 for his debut novel ‘The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho’
This is the 5th year of this award

About the award

  • RSL Christopher Bland Prize is an annual award which honours a debut writer for their work of fiction or non-fiction, published at the age of 50 or over.
  • The award carries a cash prize of 10,000 Pound sterling or approx 10 lakh rupees
  • The Prize was launched in 2018 in memory of British Politician Sir Christopher Bland

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About the book

The book is a historical fiction about Charles Ignatius Sancho, who was the first Black man to vote in England.

About Paterson Joseph

  • Paterson D. Joseph is an English actor and author born in London, England
  • Recently, he has been officially installed as Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University
  • His first film was ‘In the Name of the Father