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:

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Jonathan Keates

Elected: 1992
Image credit: Jerry Bauer

In the Library: The house of fame

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Honorary fellow

Roly Keating

Elected: 2018

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Laurence Kelly

Elected: 2003

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Linda Kelly

Elected: 2003

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Peter Kemp

Elected: 2015

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Thomas Keneally

Elected: 1973

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A. L. Kennedy

Elected: 1999
Image credit: Jolly Thompson

In the Library: News From Nowhere

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Honorary fellow

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Elected: 2018
Image credit: Gary Lee

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Honorary fellow

HRH The Duke of Kent

Elected: 1978

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Mimi Khalvati

Elected: 2009
Image credit: Carcanet Press

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Thomas Kilroy

Elected: 1972
Image credit: Joe O'Shaughnessy- The Gallery Press

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Lucy Kirkwood

Elected: 2018

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Matthew Kneale

Elected: 2003
Image credit: Liana Miuccio

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Hari Kunzru

Elected: 2014

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Kwame Kwei-Armah

Elected: 2014

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David Kynaston

Elected: 2010

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