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

Ian Jack

Elected: 2009

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Howard Jacobson

Elected: 2012

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Clive James

Elected: 2010

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Kathleen Jamie

Elected: 2009

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Deborah Jay

Elected: 2005

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Alan Jenkins

Elected: 2002
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Sir Simon Jenkins

Elected: 2003

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Liz Jensen

Elected: 2005
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Honorary fellow

Derek Johns

Elected: 2018
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Linton Kwesi Johnson

Elected: 2013
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Honorary fellow

Paula Johnson

Elected: 2008

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Jennifer Johnston

Elected: 2009

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Steve Jones

Elected: 2011

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Gabriel Josipovici

Elected: 1997

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Alan Judd

Elected: 1990
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Margaret Jull Costa

Elected: 2013

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