Our small team is based in our office at Somerset House, London.

Molly Rosenberg, Director, has worked at the RSL since 2010, appointed Director in January 2018. She has also worked at the Southbank Centre and Royal Opera House and studied English at King’s College London and University of California, Berkeley. Molly earned a Distinction in the Irish Writing MPhil at Trinity College Dublin and is now studying towards a PhD in contemporary Irish and Northern Irish poetry at King’s College London.

Molly is currently reading Johannesburg by Fiona Melrose.


Annette-Brook_forwebAnnette Brook, Communications Manager, joined RSL in 2013 having previously worked for Spread the Word, London’s writer development organisation. Her responsibilities at the RSL include digital communications, social media, press and publicity. She is a playwright and was a 2015-16 Jerwood Arvon Mentee. Her play Gala Mae was longlisted for the 2016 Alfred Fagon Award. Annette has BA English, and MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy (both Goldsmiths).

Annette is currently reading Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton.


Waseem Choudhary, Finance Officer, is a Senior Accountant working for SJ Accounts Solutions Limited. A finalist of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, he has over 9 years accountancy experience working in both practice and industry with multitude of different businesses and organisations on all aspects of finance. Waseem has two young boys, who keep him busy all the time, and whenever he has a moment to spare he enjoys relaxing with friends on a night out.

Waseem, and his boys, are currently reading The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

RSL Jerwood Prize 2013

Maggie Fergusson, Literary Advisor, has worked for the Royal Society of Literature since 1992, and combines her work here with her own writing. She programmes the RSL’s events and edits the RSL Review magazine. She is the prize winning author of biographies of George Mackay Brown and Michael Morpurgo.

Maggie is currently reading Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd-Pa.


Paula---Jerwood-2012_forwebPaula Johnson
, Associate Director,
 joined the RSL in 2004 to run the new RSL Ondaatje and RSL Jerwood Awards. In addition to RSL’s prizes and awards, she looks after nineteen prizes for the Society of Authors, and grants and awards offered by the Authors’ Foundation. She has been a publisher and a journalist and was Literary Editor of the Mail on Sunday for 17 years and is a Trustee of the Royal Literary Fund.

Paula is currently reading Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.


Martha Stenhouse, General Manager, joined the RSL in 2016. She studied French & Philosophy at the University of Leeds and has worked in diverse roles in both the public and private sector. She also gained a degree in Zoo Animal Management from the University of Chester and spent five years working in the zoo industry. Her responsibilities at the RSL include membership, awards and office administration.

Martha is currently reading Elmet by Fiona Mozley.



Ally Temple, Education and Events Manager, joined the RSL in 2015 and manages the RSL’s public event programme and schools outreach programme. Ally read English at Oxford University followed by an MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Ally worked at the Almeida Theatre and Headline Publishing Group before joining the RSL.

Ally is currently reading Client Earth by Martin Goodman and James Thornton.


Photo of Maggie by Adrian Pope. Photos of Annette and Ally by I’ve Read That