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Royal Society of Literature

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

"The Royal Society of Literature was founded by King George IV in 1820, to reward literary merit and excite literary talent. Today, our 450 Fellows including eminent poets, playwrights, novelists, biographers, historians and critics."

Official Website:
http://www.rslit.org/

Location:
London, England

Founding Date:
2-Nov-1820

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dannie Abse
Poet
22-Sep-1923   Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve
Sybille Bedford
Novelist
16-Mar-1911 17-Feb-2006 A Favourite of the Gods
Elizabeth Berridge
Novelist
3-Dec-1919 2-Dec-2009 Across the Common
Melvyn Bragg
TV Personality
6-Oct-1939   The South Bank Show
Van Wyck Brooks
Critic
16-Feb-1886 2-May-1963 Finders & Makers
Philip Callow
Novelist
26-Oct-1924 22-Sep-2007 A Pledge for the Earth
Wendy Cope
Poet
21-Jul-1945   If I Don't Know
Paul Davies
Physicist
22-Apr-1946   The Mind of God
Anita Desai
Novelist
24-Jun-1937   Cry, the Peacock
Carol Ann Duffy
Poet
23-Dec-1955   Mean Time
Brian Friel
Playwright
9-Jan-1929   Dancing at Lughnasa
Marius Goring
Actor
23-May-1912 30-Sep-1998 The Red Shoes
Max Hastings
Journalist
28-Dec-1945   Editor of the Daily Telegraph, 1986-95
Richard Hughes
Author
19-Apr-1900 28-Aug-1976 A High Wind in Jamaica
Elizabeth Jennings
Poet
18-Jul-1926 26-Oct-2001 Song for a Birth or a Death
John Keegan
Historian
15-May-1934 2-Aug-2012 The Face of Battle
Penelope Lively
Novelist
17-Mar-1933   Moon Tiger
David Lodge
Novelist
28-Jan-1935   How Far Can You Go?
Ian McEwan
Novelist
21-Jun-1948   Amsterdam
Diane Middlebrook
Author
16-Apr-1939 15-Dec-2007 Biographer of Anne Sexton
Caryl Phillips
Novelist
13-Mar-1958   Crossing the River
Andrew Roberts
Historian
13-Jan-1963   Eminent Churchillians
Ali Smith
Author
24-Aug-1962   There But For The
Graham Swift
Novelist
4-May-1949   Last Orders
Kenneth Tynan
Critic
2-Apr-1927 26-Jul-1980 British theatre critic
Barry Unsworth
Novelist
10-Aug-1930 5-Jun-2012 Sacred Hunger
Angus Wilson
Novelist
11-Aug-1913 31-May-1991 Hemlock and After


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