RSL 200 is the Royal Society of Literatures bicentenary event series bringing together some of the world’s best-known writers to explore the impact of literature on their lives. Neil Gaiman and Marlon James, two of the most revered fantasy writers of their generation, share a life-long love of the mythic and the transcendent power of […]
Stephen Fry talks to Shappi Khorsandi about writing across forms from sketch comedy to poetry, independently and in collaboration, written and performed that has elevated him to the status of national treasure.
Sir Kazuo Ishiguro is made a Companion of Literature
Hilary Mantel is made a Companion of Literature in 2020.
Edna O’Brien DBE, elected as a Fellow of the RSL in 2011, is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer. Philip Roth described her as “the most gifted woman now writing in English and she was awarded The Irish PEN Award in 2001.
Philip Pullman is made a Companion of Literature in 2020.
Colin Thubron is made a Companion of Literature in 2020.
Anita Desai is made a Companion of Literature in 2020.
Simon Armitage is elected a Vice-President of the RSL.
Mary Beard is elected a Vice-President of the RSL.
Bernardine Evaristo OBE was elected a Fellow in 2004. Bernardine won the The Booker Prize in 2019 for ‘Girl Woman Other,’ and is professor of Creative Writing at Brunel.
Jackie Kay is elected a Vice-President of the RSL.