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Brown, Jenny

Jenny Brown

Elected: 2021

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Jenny Brown is a literary agent.  In previous roles she has been the first Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival (1983-1991), presenter of book programmes for Scottish Television, Coordinator of Readiscovery, Scotland’s Year of Reading, Literature Director of the Scottish Arts Council and one of the four founders of Edinburgh as first UNESCO City of Literature.  In 2002 she established Jenny Brown Associates, an Edinburgh-based agency specialising in representing Scottish-based writers.  She chairs Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival and is Vice-Chair of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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Fellowship Election Process​

Fellows are nominated by peers and elected by our Council of writers – our governing Board. Being elected a Fellow of the RSL is a lifetime honour. This role gives them the opportunity to support other writers, readers and the future of literature. The RSL connects writers in the Fellowship to one another, and to a wider readership.