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

Richard Mabey

Elected: 2011

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Fiona MacCarthy

Elected: 1997

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Robert Macfarlane

Elected: 2011

In the Library: Finding Wonderland

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Ben Macintyre

Elected: 2014

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Shena Mackay

Elected: 1999
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Rory MacLean

Elected: 2007
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Margaret MacMillan

Elected: 2003
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Brenda Maddox

Elected: 1999

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Sabrina Mahfouz

Elected: 2018

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Sir Noel Malcolm

Elected: 1997
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David Malouf

Elected: 2008
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Norman Manea

Elected: 2011

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Alberto Manguel

Elected: 2010

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Philip Mansel

Elected: 2010
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Dame Hilary Mantel

Elected: 1990

In the Library: Second novels

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Patrick Marber

Elected: 2002

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Ben Markovits

Elected: 2018

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Patrick Marnham

Elected: 1988

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Adam Mars-Jones

Elected: 2007
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Philip Marsden

Elected: 1996
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Rosalind Marshall

Elected: 1974

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Yann Martel

Elected: 2014

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Hisham Matar

Elected: 2013

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Douglas Matthews

Elected: 1998

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Glyn Maxwell

Elected: 1999

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Derwent May

Elected: 1996
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Annalena McAfee

Elected: 2018

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Eimear McBride

Elected: 2018

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Alexander McCall Smith

Elected: 2014

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Geraldine McCaughrean

Elected: 2009

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Val McDermid

Elected: 2016

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Ian McDonald

Elected: 1970

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Ian McEwan

Elected: 1983
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Roger McGough

Elected: 2004
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Patrick McGrath

Elected: 2002
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Jamie McKendrick

Elected: 2014

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Candia McWilliam

Elected: 1994

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Ved Mehta

Elected: 2009

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Pauline Melville

Elected: 2018

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Edward Mendelson

Elected: 2003
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Charlotte Mendelson

Elected: 2018

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Jeffrey Meyers

Elected: 1983
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China Miéville

Elected: 2015
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Andrew Miller

Elected: 2012

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Kei Miller

Elected: 2018
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Michael Millgate

Elected: 1983

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Pankaj Mishra

Elected: 2008

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Rohinton Mistry

Elected: 2010

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David Mitchell

Elected: 2013

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Julian Mitchell

Elected: 1985

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Deborah Moggach

Elected: 1999

In the Library: Beginning, middle and end

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Nadifa Mohamed

Elected: 2018

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Ray Monk

Elected: 2015

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Caroline Moorehead

Elected: 1993
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David Morley

Elected: 2018

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Jan Morris

Elected: 1961

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Blake Morrison

Elected: 1988

In the Library: Blake Morrison, Recruitment

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Helen Mort

Elected: 2018

In the Library: Helen Mort, The Swimmer

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Sir Andrew Motion

Elected: 1984
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Sir Ferdinand Mount

Elected: 1991

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Neel Mukherjee

Elected: 2018

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Paul Muldoon

Elected: 1981
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Richard Murphy

Elected: 1968

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Dervla Murphy

Elected: 2013
Image credit: Hugh Thomson

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