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.




Apr 2014
Thu
24

Living with Shakespeare

Richard Eyre

 
Apr 2014
Mon
28

Auden and us

Alexander McCall Smith, Edward Mendelson

 
May 2014
Wed
21

On Tove Jansson

Ali Smith, Thomas Teal

 
May 2014
Mon
26

 
Jun 2014
Sun
1

To tell the truth

Helen Garner, Helen Simpson

 
Jun 2014
Wed
11

At home with penguins

Tim Blackburn, Vicky Fyson, Sara Wheeler

 
Jun 2014
Sun
15

On Character

Bernardine Evaristo

 
Jun 2014
Mon
16

 
Jun 2014
Sat
21

What we remember

Penelope Lively

 
Jul 2014
Wed
2

Beginning, middle and end

Karin Altenberg, Jessie Burton, Michael Holroyd, Deborah Moggach

 

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