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

Craig Raine

Elected: 1984

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Ross Raisin

Elected: 2018

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Ian Rankin

Elected: 2016

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Nicholas Rankin

Elected: 2009

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Frederic Raphael

Elected: 1964

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Anne Redmon

Elected: 1980

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Christopher Reid

Elected: 1999
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Sir Christopher Ricks

Elected: 1970

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Jane Ridley

Elected: 2007
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Matt Ridley (Viscount Ridley)

Elected: 1999
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Gwendoline Riley

Elected: 2018
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William Rivière

Elected: 2000
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Graham Robb

Elected: 1999

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Michèle Roberts

Elected: 1999

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Andrew Roberts

Elected: 2001

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Adam Roberts

Elected: 2018

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Robin Robertson

Elected: 2010

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Jane Rogers

Elected: 1994
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Stephen Romer

Elected: 2011
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Michael Rosen

Elected: 2006

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Meg Rosoff

Elected: 2014

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Jacob Ross

Elected: 2006

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J.K. Rowling

Elected: 2002

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Anthony Rudolf

Elected: 2005
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Carol Rumens

Elected: 1984

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James Runcie

Elected: 2016

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Sir Salman Rushdie

Elected: 1983

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Honorary fellow

Dick Russell

Elected: 2018

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