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

Ruth Padel

Elected: 1998

In the Library: Tales of two cities

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Alan Palmer

Elected: 1980

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Peter Parker

Elected: 1997

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Vinay Patel

Elected: 2018
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Don Paterson

Elected: 2004
Image credit: Murdo Macleod

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Jill Paton Walsh

Elected: 1996

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Brian Patten

Elected: 2003
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Tim Pears

Elected: 2013
Image credit: Rory Carnegie

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Sarah Perry

Elected: 2018

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Pascale Petit

Elected: 2018

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Mike Phillips

Elected: 2000

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Adam Phillips

Elected: 2012

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Caryl Phillips

Elected: 2000

In the Library: Angela Carter, actually

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David Plante

Elected: 2002

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Piers Plowright

Elected: 1998

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Stephen Poliakoff

Elected: 1985

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David Pownall

Elected: 1976

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Honorary fellow

Jeremy Poynting

Elected: 2018

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Lucy Prebble

Elected: 2018

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Honorary fellow

Alexandra Pringle

Elected: 2017

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David Profumo

Elected: 1995

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David Pryce-Jones

Elected: 1980

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Philip Pullman

Elected: 2001

In the Library: A New Golden Age

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