June 5, 2018
On 4 June the RSL introduced double its usual intake of Fellows.
The new RSL Fellows for 2018 are: Mojisola Adebayo, Naomi Alderman, Julia Copus, Amanda Craig, Tim Dee, Julia Donaldson, Louise Doughty, Ken Follett, Neil Gaiman, Mohsin Hamid, Frances Hardinge, Anthony Horowitz, Philip Kerr, Nikita Lalwani, Nell Leyshon, Ben Markovits, Annalena McAfee, Eimear McBride, Pauline Melville, Charlotte Mendelson, David Morley, Neel Mukherjee, Pascale Petit, Adam Roberts, Polly Samson, Frances Stonor Saunders, Bryan Talbot, Louise Welsh, Roy Williams, Joff Winterhart and Andrea Wulf.
New RSL Honorary Fellows for 2018 are: Neil Astley, Nick Barley, Ruth Borthwick, Liz Calder, David Campbell, Colin Chisholm, Kwame Dawes, Peter Florence, Andrew Franklin, Barbara Hayes, Derek Johns, Roly Keating, Helena Kennedy, Jeremy Poynting, Dick Russell and Nathalie Teitler.
This year’s Benson Medallist, for exceptional contribution to literature, is Liz Calder.