Fellowship Election

Elections

Nominations: New Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature are elected by current Fellows. To be nominated for Fellowship, a writer must have published two works of literary merit. Nominations must be seconded by an RSL Fellow.

Council Vote: All nominations are presented to members of the Council of the Royal Society of Literature, who vote biannually to elect new Fellows. Nominated candidates who have not been successful are reconsidered at every election for three years from the year in which they were proposed. 

"Becoming a Fellow of the RSL is an honour like no other. We are elected not by some faceless bureaucratic committee but by our fellow writers and professional peers. Fellowship means everything to me."
Victoria Glendinning


Newly Elected Fellows: Newly elected Fellows are introduced at the Society’s AGM and summer party. While the President reads a citation for each, they are invited to sign their names in the roll book which dates back to 1820, using either T.S. Eliot's fountain pen (Dickens’s quill having been retired in January 2013) or Byron’s pen.




Jan 2015
Wed
21

Filming Testament of Youth

Rosie Alison, Mark Bostridge, Joanna Scanlan

 
Feb 2015
Tue
3

Reflections on war

Edna O’Brien, Andrew O’Hagan, Kate Tempest

 
Feb 2015
Thu
19

 
Feb 2015
Tue
24

An eye for life

Ali Smith, Marion Coutts

 
Apr 2015
Wed
29

Consider the seahorse

Andrew Motion

 
Jun 2015
Mon
15

Finding Wonderland

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

 
Jul 2015
Wed
1

New stories for old

Natalie Haynes, Helen Oyeyemi, Dubravka Ugresic

 

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