Who We Are

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) celebrates and supports writing of all kinds. We are a charity for writers and readers throughout their literary lives.

We’re led by writers and we believe that all literature matters. We work with schools and prisons because everyone should have access to books. We celebrate the achievements of authors. We provide writers at all stages of their careers with the tools and resources they need to write. And we give readers access to the best writers from around the world.

Our Council

Imtiaz Dharker

Louise Doughty

Inua Ellams

Catherine Johnson

Our Team

Director

Head of Operations

Programmes Officer

Communications Officer

Fellows

Our Fellowship includes the best writers in or from the UK today. Their involvement with all the RSL does makes our engagement work, events and projects possible.

Fellows

Our Fellowship includes the best writers in or from the UK today. Their involvement with all the RSL does makes our engagement work, events and projects possible.

Become a Member

Our Members are champions of literature. Their support makes our engagement work in schools and prisons possible and they enable us to celebrate literature in all its wonderful diversity. As a thank you, we give them all the joys of a literary festival and book club rolled into one, all year round.