Fellows

The Royal Society of Literature has around 600 Fellows. They include the very best novelists, short-story writers, poets, playwrights, graphic fiction writers, 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, librarians, 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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Edna O’Brien

Elected: 2011
Image credit: Guardian News and Media Ltd.

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Sean O’Brien

Elected: 2007

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Bernard O’Donoghue

Elected: 1999

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Andrew O’Hagan

Elected: 2010
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Redmond O’Hanlon

Elected: 1993

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Irenosen Okojie

Elected: 2018

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Ben Okri

Elected: 1997

In the Library: Speaking of Love

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David Olusoga

Elected: 2019

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Sir Christopher Ondaatje

Elected: 2003

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Michael Ondaatje

Elected: 2012

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Chibundu Onuzo

Elected: 2018

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Susie Orbach

Elected: 2019
Image credit: Andrew Crowley

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Ursula Owen

Elected: 2020

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Helen Oyeyemi

Elected: 2012

In the Library: 40 Under 40

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Maggie O’Farrell

Elected: 2021
Image credit: Murdo Macleod

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