Sharmaine Lovegrove is the Publisher of Dialogue Books, an inclusive imprint, part of Hachette UK. Sharmaine was the recipient of the Future Book Publishing Person of the Year 2018 and has worked in PR, bookselling, events management, and TV scouting. She was the literary editor of ELLE founded her own bookshop and creative agency when living in Berlin. Sharmaine serves on the board of The Black Cultural Archives, Bookshop.org and is a founding organiser of The Black Writers Guild.
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.