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

Sean O’Brien

Elected: 2007

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Edna O’Brien

Elected: 2011
Image credit: Joanne O'Brien

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Bernard O’Donoghue

Elected: 1999

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Julia O’Faolain

Elected: 1998
Image credit: Johnny Ring

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Andrew O’Hagan

Elected: 2010
Image credit: Stuart Clarke

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Redmond O’Hanlon

Elected: 1993

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Kathleen Odell

Elected: 1979

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Irenosen Okojie

Elected: 2018

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Ben Okri

Elected: 1997

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Michael Ondaatje

Elected: 2012

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Honorary fellow

Sir Christopher Ondaatje

Elected: 2003

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Chibundu Onuzo

Elected: 2018

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Helen Oyeyemi

Elected: 2012

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