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Cook, Jon

Jon Cook

Elected: 2021

Jon Cook is a critic and academic. An Emeritus Professor of Literature at the University of East Anglia, his publications include Hazlitt in Love and Poetry in Theory. He is a member of the Folio Academy and, for a number of years, chaired the international Writing Worlds seminar at the National Centre for Writing in Norwich.

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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.

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.