Chris Gribble is the CEO of the National Centre for Writing. He led Norwich’s bid to become England’s first UNESCO City of Literature and its campaign to create a home for NCW in the heart of the city. NCW works with early career writers and literary translators, readers, audiences and communities to connect and transform lives through stories. He has been Chair of the International Cities of Refuge Network since 2015, sits on the Board of Carcanet Press and is a regular judge for the Polari Prize. He was a co-founder of Manchester Literature Festival, sat on the Boards of Modern Poetry in Translation and the National Association for Literature Development and was on the 2019 UK Poet Laureate selection panel.
Fellows are nominated by peers and elected by our Council of writers – our governing Board. Being elected a Fellow of the RSL is a lifetime honour. This role gives them the opportunity to support other writers, readers and the future of literature. The RSL connects writers in the Fellowship to one another, and to a wider readership.