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 Dabydeen

Elected: 2000

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William Dalrymple

Elected: 1995

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Norman Davies

Elected: 2014

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Stevie Davies

Elected: 1998

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Paul Davies

Elected: 1999

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Andrew Davies

Elected: 1996

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Dick Davis

Elected: 1981

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Honorary fellow

Kwame Dawes

Elected: 2018

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Richard Dawkins

Elected: 1997

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Louis de Bernières

Elected: 2006

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Alain de Botton

Elected: 2011
Image credit: Fronteiras do Pensamento

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Tim Dee

Elected: 2018

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Anita Desai

Elected: 1978
Image credit: Jerry Bauer

In the Library: A passage to Mexico

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Imtiaz Dharker

Elected: 2010

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David Dilks

Elected: 1986

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Julia Donaldson

Elected: 2018

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Maura Dooley

Elected: 2006
Image credit: David Hunter

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Louise Doughty

Elected: 2018

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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Elected: 2015

In the Library: Finding Wonderland

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Roddy Doyle

Elected: 2003

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Dame Margaret Drabble

Elected: 1973

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Dame Carol Ann Duffy

Elected: 1999

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Ian Duhig

Elected: 2006

In the Library: Ian Duhig, White Sheets

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Katherine Duncan-Jones

Elected: 1991

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Douglas Dunn

Elected: 1981
Image credit: Fay Godwin

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Jane Dunn

Elected: 1999

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Nell Dunn

Elected: 2004

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Geoff Dyer

Elected: 2005

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