Current RSL Fellows

The Royal Society of Literature has some 600 Fellows. They include the very best novelists, short-story writers, poets, playwrights, biographers, historians, travel writers, literary critics and scriptwriters at work today. Honorary Fellows are those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of literature as publishers, agents, booksellers or producers, or who have rendered special service to the Society.

Explore our full listing of current Fellows below. Use the alphabet links to filter the list by Fellow surname.

Patron Fellows

The RSL would like to thank its Patron Fellows for their kind support:

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Honorary fellow

Julia Abel Smith

Elected: 2008

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Peter Ackroyd

Elected: 1984

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Donald Adamson

Elected: 1983
Image credit: John Adamson

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Fleur Adcock

Elected: 1984
Image credit: Caroline Forbes

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Diran Adebayo

Elected: 2006

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Mojisola Adebayo

Elected: 2018

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John Agard

Elected: 2007

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Patience Agbabi

Elected: 2017

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Bola Agbaje

Elected: 2018
Image credit: Brian Would

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Naomi Alderman

Elected: 2018

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Keith Alldritt

Elected: 1978

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Fergus Allen

Elected: 2000

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David Almond

Elected: 2011

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Honorary fellow

David Altaras

Elected: 1996

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Martin Amis

Elected: 1983

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Mark Amory

Elected: 1996

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Tahmima Anam

Elected: 2016

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Carole Angier

Elected: 2002
Image credit: Roderick Field

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Kwame Anthony Appiah

Elected: 2017

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Lisa Appignanesi

Elected: 2015
Image credit: Laura McCluskey

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Simon Armitage

Elected: 2004

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Karen Armstrong

Elected: 2005
Image credit: Michael Lionstar

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Bruce Arnold

Elected: 1994
Image credit: Monica Flanagan

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Geoffrey Ashe

Elected: 1963

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Michael Asher

Elected: 1996

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Rosemary Ashton

Elected: 1999
Image credit: Ben Ashton

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Jenn Ashworth

Elected: 2018
Image credit: Martin Figura

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Nadeem Aslam

Elected: 2010

In the Library: The Pakistani novel today

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Honorary fellow

Neil Astley

Elected: 2018
Image credit: Adrian Pope

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Kate Atkinson

Elected: 2010

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Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Elected: 1991

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