- RSL Fellows elected 2020
- RSL Honorary Fellows elected 2020
- RSL Vice-Presidents elected 2020
- Companions of Literature elected 2020
- 40 new Fellows under 40 were welcomed on 27 June 2018
- Sabrina Mahfouz visited George Greens School in 2019 as part of our Young People's Outreach programme
- For Dalloway Day 2020: explore the Black history of Soho with S.I. Martin and portraits from National Portrait Gallery London.
- Read the winners and highly commended essays of our A Room of My Own competition for 14-18 year olds
- Our Tall Tales Short Stories competition winners have been announced! Read their winning entries in out Library.
- Read the A Room of My Own report about what writers need to work today
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