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

Ruth Fainlight

Elected: 2007

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Duncan Fallowell

Elected: 2015
Image credit: Sergey Stefanovich

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Moris Farhi

Elected: 2001

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Paul Farley

Elected: 2012

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Sebastian Faulks

Elected: 1994

In the Library: Hearing voices

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Lara Feigel

Elected: 2018

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Elaine Feinstein

Elected: 1981

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James Fenton

Elected: 1983
Image credit: Michael Dyer

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Maggie Fergusson

Elected: 2010

In the Library: An eye for life

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Adam Fergusson

Elected: 2009

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William Fiennes

Elected: 2009

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Orlando Figes

Elected: 2003

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Anne Fine

Elected: 2003
Image credit: Carsten Murawski

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Tibor Fischer

Elected: 2003
Image credit: Charles Glover

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Peter Florence

Elected: 2018

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Ken Follett

Elected: 2018

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Richard Ford

Elected: 2012

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Aminatta Forna

Elected: 2012

In the Library: Second novels

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Richard Fortey

Elected: 2009

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Roy Foster

Elected: 1992

In the Library: A Life with Joyce

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Adam Foulds

Elected: 2009

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Andrew Franklin

Elected: 2018

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Lady Antonia Fraser

Elected: 2003

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Robert Fraser

Elected: 2007

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Michael Frayn

Elected: 1969
Image credit: Ekko von Schwichow

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Maureen Freely

Elected: 2012

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Athol Fugard

Elected: 1986

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John Fuller

Elected: 1980
Image credit: Paul Stuart

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