The Royal Literary Fund is a benevolent fund for professional published authors; it is funded exclusively by bequests and donations from writers and others who wish to help writers.
We give help to writers in many different situations where personal or professional setbacks have resulted in loss of income. We also provide pensions for older writers who have seen their earnings decrease. This work helps around 200 writers every year.
Writing Fellows are appointed based on their literary merit and aptitude for the role, and irrespective of their financial circumstances. This year 91 Fellows are working in 56 universities across the nations of the UK.
Philip Gwyn Jones, Acting President
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, OBE
Simon Brett, OBE
Richard Holmes, OBE
Mark Le Fanu, OBE
Michael Symmons Roberts
Joanna Trollope, OBE