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:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U W Z

David Cairns

Elected: 2001

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Honorary fellow

Liz Calder

Elected: 2018

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Lucy Caldwell

Elected: 2018
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Honorary fellow

David Campbell

Elected: 2018

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Sir David Cannadine

Elected: 1999

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John Carey

Elected: 1982

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Peter Carey

Elected: 1989

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Ciaran Carson

Elected: 2014
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Miranda Carter

Elected: 2011

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Helen Castor

Elected: 2016

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David Caute

Elected: 1998

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Glen Cavaliero

Elected: 1986

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Hugh Cecil

Elected: 1997

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Aidan Chambers

Elected: 2009

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Amit Chaudhuri

Elected: 2009

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Tracy Chevalier

Elected: 2008

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Anne Chisholm

Elected: 1989

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Colin Chisholm

Elected: 2018
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Rupert Christiansen

Elected: 1997

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Kate Clanchy

Elected: 2010

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Susannah Clapp

Elected: 2013

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Brian Clark

Elected: 1985

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Gillian Clarke

Elected: 2000

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John Clay

Elected: 1998

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Jonathan Coe

Elected: 2012

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J.M Coetzee

Elected: 1988
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Richard Cohen

Elected: 2017

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Isabel Colegate

Elected: 1981
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Linda Colley

Elected: 2004

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Sophie Collins

Elected: 2018

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Tony Connor

Elected: 1972

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P Conrad

Elected: 1974

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Peter J Conradi

Elected: 2009
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David Constantine

Elected: 2007

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Artemis Cooper

Elected: 2016

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Wendy Cope

Elected: 1992

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Julia Copus

Elected: 2018

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John Cornwell

Elected: 1985

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Frank Cottrell Boyce

Elected: 2012

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Jim Crace

Elected: 1999

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Amanda Craig

Elected: 2018

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Kevin Crossley-Holland

Elected: 1998

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Tony Curtis

Elected: 2000

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Rachel Cusk

Elected: 2012

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