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

Tessa Hadley

Elected: 2009

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John Haffenden

Elected: 1986

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William Hague (Lord Hague of Richmond)

Elected: 2009

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Sarah Hall

Elected: 2016

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John Halperin

Elected: 1985

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Mohsin Hamid

Elected: 2018

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Georgina Hammick

Elected: 2001

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Christopher Hampton

Elected: 1976
Image credit: Jill Furmanovsky

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Frances Hardinge

Elected: 2018

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Sir David Hare

Elected: 1985

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Claire Harman

Elected: 2006

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Richard Harries (The Right Rev Lord Harries of Pentregarth)

Elected: 1996
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Sir Wilson Harris

Elected: 2007
Image credit: Alessandra Lipucci

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Robert Harris

Elected: 1996

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Alexandra Harris

Elected: 2014

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Tony Harrison

Elected: 1984
Image credit: Sandra Lousada

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David Harsent

Elected: 1999

In the Library: Words and Music

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Rosalind Harvey

Elected: 2018

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Sir Ronald Harwood

Elected: 1974

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Lady Selina Hastings

Elected: 1994

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Sir Max Hastings

Elected: 1996

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Roy Hattersley (Lord Hattersley)

Elected: 2003

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Daisy Hay

Elected: 2018

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Barbara Hayes

Elected: 2018

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Cameron Hazlehurst

Elected: 1973

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John Hemming

Elected: 2013

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Philip Hensher

Elected: 1998
Image credit: Eamonn McCabe

In the Library: The Bangladeshi novel

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W. N. Herbert

Elected: 2015

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Rachel Hewitt

Elected: 2018

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Ella Hickson

Elected: 2018

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Tobias Hill

Elected: 2011

In the Library: Voices of the Great War

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Rosemary Hill

Elected: 2010

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Susan Hill

Elected: 1975
Image credit: Ben Graville

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Bevis Hillier

Elected: 1997

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Tim Hilton

Elected: 1993

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Henry Hitchings

Elected: 2015

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Peter Hobbs

Elected: 2014
Image credit: John Rice

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Eva Hoffman

Elected: 2007

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Ursula Holden

Elected: 2010

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Tom Holland

Elected: 2016

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Alan Hollinghurst

Elected: 1995

In the Library: On Penelope Fitzgerald

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Richard Holmes

Elected: 1975
Image credit: Stuart Clarke

In the Library: Forty Under Forty

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Sir Michael Holroyd

Elected: 1968

In the Library: Forty Under Forty

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Christopher Hope

Elected: 1990

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Nick Hornby

Elected: 1996
Image credit: Miriam Douglas

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Anthony Horowitz

Elected: 2018

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Sarah Howe

Elected: 2018

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Kathryn Hughes

Elected: 2006

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Shirley Hughes

Elected: 2000

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Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Elected: 2010

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Emyr Humphreys

Elected: 1995

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Roland Huntford

Elected: 2001

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Aamer Hussein

Elected: 2004

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Angela Huth

Elected: 1978

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Samuel Hynes

Elected: 1978

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