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 the 2018 Caine Prize fro African Writing anthology Redemption Song and Other Stories.


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, 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 The L Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks.


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 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson


Paula Hagan, Marketing and Office Assistant (Creative Access Intern) joined the RSL in May 2018. She studied Politics, French and Spanish at Aston University, and has worked extensively in the creative sector. In her spare time she volunteers for other charities, including #BakeForSyria and Black Cultural Archives.

Paula is currently reading Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby


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 Talking to Women by Nell Dunn.


Eila Limpin, Intern, joined the RSL in July 2018. She is currently an English Literature student at the University of Sussex. She particularly enjoys reading and writing poetry and hopes to pursue a Creative Writing masters after her Bachelor’s degree. In her spare time, Eila is a keen traveller and enjoys watching and playing tennis.

Eila is currently reading The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.


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 My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal


Photo of Maggie by Adrian Pope. Photos of Annette by I’ve Read That. Photo of Paula Hagan by Martha Stenhouse.