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

Nick Laird

Elected: 2013
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Nikita Lalwani

Elected: 2018

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John Lanchester

Elected: 2002

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Robin Lane Fox

Elected: 1974
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Lee Langley

Elected: 1996
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James Lasdun

Elected: 2010

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Bryony Lavery

Elected: 2002

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Mark Lawson

Elected: 2015

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Zachary Leader

Elected: 2007

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Dame Hermione Lee

Elected: 1992

In the Library: Life class

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Brendan Lehane

Elected: 1999

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Mike Leigh

Elected: 2008
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Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Elected: 2017

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Deborah Levy

Elected: 2017
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Paul Levy

Elected: 1980

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Andrea Levy

Elected: 2005

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Gwyneth Lewis

Elected: 1999
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Nell Leyshon

Elected: 2018

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Dame Penelope Lively

Elected: 1985

In the Library: On Penelope Fitzgerald

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Samuel Lock

Elected: 2001

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David Lodge

Elected: 1976

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Michael Longley

Elected: 1988

In the Library: Voices of the Great War

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Roger Lonsdale

Elected: 1989

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Edward Lucie-Smith

Elected: 1964

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Andrew Lycett

Elected: 2010

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