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:

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Honorary fellow

HRH The Prince of Wales

Elected: 2002

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Jim Walvin

Elected: 2006

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Val Warner

Elected: 1998

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Alan Warner

Elected: 2013

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Dame Marina Warner

Elected: 1984
Image credit: Edward Park

In the Library: Against oblivion

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Sarah Waters

Elected: 2009

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Fay Weldon

Elected: 1986

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Robert Wells

Elected: 1994
Image credit: Carcanet Press

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Stanley Wells

Elected: 2014

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Louise Welsh

Elected: 2018

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Timberlake Wertenbaker

Elected: 1999

In the Library: Voices of the Great War

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Sara Wheeler

Elected: 1999

In the Library: Forty Under Forty

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Helen Wilcox

Elected: 1999

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Nigel Williams

Elected: 1994

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Hugo Williams

Elected: 1988

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Rowan Williams (The Right Rev Lord Williams of Oystermouth)

Elected: 2003

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Roy Williams

Elected: 2018

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Eley Williams

Elected: 2018

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Mary-Kay Wilmers

Elected: 2017

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A.N. Wilson

Elected: 1982

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Dame Jacqueline Wilson

Elected: 2005

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Joff Winterhart

Elected: 2018

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Jeanette Winterson

Elected: 2016

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Lewis Wolpert

Elected: 1999
Image credit: Michael Abrahams

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Charles Wood

Elected: 1985

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James Wood

Elected: 2011
Image credit: Miriam Berkley

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Gerard Woodward

Elected: 2005

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Pamela Woof

Elected: 1999

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Kit Wright

Elected: 1997

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Ann Wroe

Elected: 2007

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Andrea Wulf

Elected: 2018

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Evie Wyld

Elected: 2018
Image credit: Roeloff Bakker

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