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Royal Society of Literature

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a learned society and the "senior literary organisation in Britain". [1]

509 relations: A. C. Grayling, A. L. Kennedy, A. N. Wilson, A. S. Byatt, Aamer Hussein, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Adam Fergusson (MEP), Adam Foulds, Adam Mars-Jones, Adam Nicolson, Adam Phillips (psychologist), Adam Zamoyski, Adèle Geras, Ahdaf Soueif, Aidan Chambers, Alain de Botton, Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Brownjohn, Alan Garner, Alan Hollinghurst, Alan Jenkins (poet), Alan Judd, Alan Palmer, Alberto Manguel, Ali Smith, Alice Munro, Alistair Horne, Allan Massie, Aminatta Forna, Amit Chaudhuri, Amitav Ghosh, Andrea Levy, Andrew Davies (writer), Andrew Lycett, Andrew Miller (novelist), Andrew Motion, Andrew O'Hagan, Andrew Roberts (historian), Andrew Sinclair, Angela Huth, Angus Wilson, Anita Brookner, Anita Desai, Ann Schlee, Ann Thwaite, Anne Enright, Anne Fine, Anthea Bell, Anthony Thwaite, Antonia Fraser, ..., Antony Beevor, Arnold Wesker, Arthur Koestler, Athol Fugard, Award, Bamber Gascoigne, Barbara Trapido, Barry Hines, Ben Okri, Benson Medal, Bernard Bergonzi, Bernard O'Donoghue, Bernardine Evaristo, Bevis Hillier, Bishop of Salisbury, Bishop of St David's, Blake Morrison, Brenda Maddox, Brian Aldiss, Brian Friel, Brian Patten, Bruce Arnold (author), Bryony Lavery, C. K. Stead, Candia McWilliam, Carmen Callil, Carol Ann Duffy, Carol Rumens, Carole Angier, Caroline Moorehead, Caryl Phillips, Charles Dickens, Charles Nicholl (author), Charles Osborne (music writer), Charles Wood (playwright), Charles, Prince of Wales, China Miéville, Chinua Achebe, Christopher Bigsby, Christopher Hampton, Christopher Hope, Christopher Ondaatje, Christopher Reid, Christopher Ricks, Ciaran Carson, Claire Harman (writer), Claire Tomalin, Clive James, Clive Sinclair (author), Colin Thubron, Colm Tóibín, Connop Thirlwall, Correlli Barnett, Craig Raine, D. J. Taylor, Dame, Dan Jacobson, Daniel Weissbort, David Almond, David Cairns (writer), David Cannadine, David Caute, David Constantine, David Dabydeen, David Dilks, David Edgar (playwright), David Hare (playwright), David Harsent, David Kynaston, David Lodge (author), David Malouf, David Mitchell (author), David Plante, David Pownall, David Profumo, David Pryce-Jones, David Sutton (writer), Dea Birkett, Deborah Moggach, Denis Healey, Denis Mack Smith, Dervla Murphy, Diana Athill, Dick Davis (translator), Diran Adebayo, Don Paterson, Donald Adamson, Douglas Dunn, Drue Heinz, Duncan Fallowell, Earl of Gainsborough, Edna O'Brien, Edward Lucie-Smith, Edward Mendelson, Edward St Aubyn, Elaine Feinstein, Elaine Showalter, Elizabeth II, Emma Tennant, Emyr Humphreys, Eva Hoffman, F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Fay Weldon, Fellow, Ferdinand Mount, Fergus Allen, Fiona MacCarthy, Fiona Sampson, Fleur Adcock, Frances Spalding, Frances Wilson (writer), Francis Spufford, Francis Wyndham (writer), Frank Cottrell Boyce, Frederic Raphael, Gabriel Josipovici, Geoff Dyer, Geoffrey Ashe, George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover, George Bernard Shaw, George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle, George IV of the United Kingdom, George Steiner, George Szirtes, Geraldine McCaughrean, Gerard Woodward, Gillian Beer, Gillian Clarke, Gillian Slovo, Gillian Tindall, Glen Cavaliero, Glyn Maxwell, Grace Nichols, Graham Robb, Graham Swift, Grey Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie, Gwyneth Lewis, Hanif Kureishi, Hardinge Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, Helen Dunmore, Helen Oyeyemi, Helen Simpson (author), Henry Hallam, Hermione Lee, Hilary Mantel, Hilary Spurling, Howard Jacobson, Hugh Brogan, Hugh Honour, Hugh Thomas (writer), Hugh Whitemore, Hugo Williams, Iain Sinclair, Ian Duhig, Ian Jack, Ian McDonald (Guyanese writer), Ian McEwan, Ian Thomson (writer), Imtiaz Dharker, Isabel Colegate, Isabel Quigly, J. K. Rowling, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jack Scarisbrick, Jackie Kay, Jacob Ross, Jacqueline Wilson, James Berry (poet), James Buchan, James Fenton, James Lasdun, James Wood (critic), Jamila Gavin, Jan Morris, Jane Gardam, Jane Ridley, Jane Rogers, Jennifer Johnston, Jenny Diski, Jenny Joseph, Jenny Uglow, Jeremy Treglown, Jerwood Award, Jill Paton Walsh, Jim Crace, Jo Shapcott, John Agard, John Banville, John Burnside, John Carey (critic), John Cornwell (writer), John Fuller (poet), John Gribbin, John Haffenden, John Hemming (explorer), John Julius Norwich, John Lanchester, John Sutherland (author), Jonathan Bate, Jonathan Coe, Jonathan Keates, Julia Blackburn, Julia O'Faolain, Julian Mitchell, Juliet Barker, Justin Cartwright, Kamila Shamsie, Karen Armstrong, Kate Atkinson, Kate Clanchy, Kate Summerscale, Katherine Duncan-Jones, Kathleen Jamie, Kathryn Hughes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Keith Alldritt, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Kit Wright, Lady, Laurence Lerner, Lavinia Greenlaw, Lawrence Sail, Learned society, Lee Langley, Lesley Glaister, Lewis Wolpert, Linda Colley, Linda Grant, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lisa Appignanesi, List of lifetime achievement awards, Literature, Liz Jensen, London, Lord Byron, Louis de Bernières, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Lyndall Gordon, Lynne Truss, Magdalen Goffin, Maggie Gee (novelist), Malorie Blackman, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Drabble, Margaret Forster, Margaret Jull Costa, Margaret MacMillan, Marina Warner, Mark Girouard, Martin Amis, Martin Bax, Mary Midgley, Matt Ridley, Matthew Kneale, Maureen Duffy, Maureen Freely, Max Hastings, Max Wyndham, 2nd Baron Egremont, Meg Rosoff, Melvyn Bragg, Menna Elfyn, Michael Asher (explorer), Michael Frayn, Michael Holroyd, Michael Longley, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Ondaatje, Michael Rosen, Michael Schmidt (poet), Michael Wood (historian), Michèle Roberts, Mike Leigh, Mike Phillips (writer), Mimi Khalvati, Miranda Carter, Miranda Seymour, Moira Buffini, Moris Farhi, Morton N. Cohen, Nadeem Aslam, Nell Dunn, Nicholas Mosley, Nicholas Rankin, Nicholas Shakespeare, Nick Hornby, Nick Laird, Nigel Williams (author), Nikolai Tolstoy, Noel Malcolm, Norman Davies, Norman Manea, Norman Sherry, Ondaatje Prize, Order of the British Empire, Orlando Figes, P. J. Kavanagh, Pankaj Mishra, Pat Barker, Patrick Colquhoun (lawyer), Patrick Marber, Patrick Marnham, Patrick McGrath (novelist), Paul Bailey, Paul Davies, Paul Farley, Paul Levy (journalist), Paul Muldoon, Paula Johnson, Penelope Lively, Peter Ackroyd, Peter Carey (novelist), Peter Conradi, Peter Dickinson, Peter Green (historian), Peter J. Conradi, Peter Nichols, Peter Scupham, Peter Shaffer, Philip Hensher, Philip Mansel, Philip Marsden, Philip Pullman, Philip Ziegler, Piers Brendon, Piers Paul Read, Posy Simmonds, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Quentin Blake, Quill, R. F. Foster (historian), Rab Butler, Rachel Cusk, Ray Monk, Raymond Briggs, Redmond O'Hanlon, Richard Adams, Richard Barber, Richard Davenport-Hines, Richard Dawkins, Richard Eyre, Richard Ford, Richard Fortey, Richard Harries, Baron Harries of Pentregarth, Richard Holmes (biographer), Richard J. Evans, Richard Mabey, Richard Murphy (architect), Richard Sennett, Right Reverend, Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, Robert Fraser (writer), Robert Harris (novelist), Robert Irwin (writer), Robert Macfarlane (writer), Robert Nye, Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky, Robin Lane Fox, Robin Robertson, Roddy Doyle, Roger Lonsdale, Roger McGough, Roger Scruton, Rohinton Mistry, Roland Huntford, Romesh Gunesekera, Ronald Blythe, Ronald Harwood, Rory MacLean, Rory Stewart, Rosalind Belben, Rose Tremain, Rosemary Ashton, Rosemary Hill, Rowan Williams, Roy Fisher, Roy Hattersley, Roy Jenkins, Roy Strong, Royal Highness, Rudyard Kipling, Rupert Christiansen, Rupert Thomson, Ruth Fainlight, Ruth Padel, Salman Rushdie, Samuel Hynes, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sara Wheeler, Sarah Bakewell, Sarah Waters, Saumarez Smith (disambiguation), Sean O'Brien (writer), Sebastian Barry, Sebastian Faulks, Selina Shirley Hastings, Shena Mackay, Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hughes, Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Simon Armitage, Simon Jenkins, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Sir, Sir David Gilmour, 4th Baronet, Somerset House, Spencer Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton, Stanley Stewart, Stanley Wells, Stephen Poliakoff, Stephen Romer, Stephen Sondheim, Steve Jones (biologist), Stevie Davies, Susan Bassnett, Susannah Clapp, T. S. Eliot, The Honourable, The Reverend, Theodore Zeldin, Thomas Burgess (bishop), Thomas Hardy, Thomas Keneally, Thomas Kilroy, Tibor Fischer, Tim Heald, Tim Pears, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Timothy Garton Ash, Tobias Hill, Tom Stacey, Tom Stoppard, Tony Connor, Tony Curtis (Welsh poet), Tony Harrison, Tracy Chevalier, Umberto Eco, United Kingdom, Ursula Holden, V. S. Naipaul, V. S. Pritchett, Ved Mehta, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, Victoria Glendinning, Vikram Seth, W. B. Yeats, W. N. Herbert, Wendy Cope, William Boyd (writer), William Dalrymple (historian), William Fiennes (author), William Hague, William Nicholson (writer), William St Clair, William Trevor, Wilson Harris, Wole Soyinka, Zachary Leader, Zadie Smith. Expand index (459 more) »

A. C. Grayling

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A. L. Kennedy

Alison Louise "A.

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A. N. Wilson

Andrew Norman Wilson (born Stone, Staffordshire, 1950) is an English writer and newspaper columnist, known for his critical biographies, novels, works of popular history and religious views.

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A. S. Byatt

Dame Antonia Susan Duffy, DBE (born 24 August 1936) — known as A. S. Byatt (— is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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Aamer Hussein

Aamer Hussein (born 8 April 1955, Karachi) Aamer Hussein official website.

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Abdulrazak Gurnah

Abdulrazak Gurnah (born 1948 in Zanzibar) is a Tanzanian novelist based in the United Kingdom.

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Adam Fergusson (MEP)

Adam Dugdale Fergusson (born 10 July 1932) is a British journalist, author and Conservative Party politician who served one term in the European Parliament (MEP).

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Adam Foulds

Adam Foulds FRSL (born 1974) is a British novelist and poet.

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Adam Mars-Jones

Adam Mars-Jones (born 26 October 1954) is a British novelist and literary critic.

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Adam Nicolson

Adam Nicolson, 5th Baron Carnock FRSL, FSA (born 12 September 1957) is a British author who has written about history, landscape, great literature and the sea.

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Adam Phillips (psychologist)

Adam Phillips (born 19 September 1954"Phillips, Adam", Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2011; online edn, Nov 2011) is a British psychotherapist and essayist.

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Adam Zamoyski

Adam Zamoyski is a British historian and author, descended from the ancient Polish Zamoyski noble family.

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Adèle Geras

Adèle Geras (born 15 March 1944) is an English writer for young children, teens and adults.

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Ahdaf Soueif

Ahdaf Soueif (born 23 March 1950) is an Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator.

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Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers (born 27 December 1934) is a British author of children's and young-adult novels.

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Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton, FRSL (born 20 December 1969) is a Swiss-born, British-based philosopher, writer, and television presenter.

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Alan Ayckbourn

Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE (born 12 April 1939) is a prolific English playwright.

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Alan Brownjohn

Alan Charles Brownjohn FRSL (born 28 July 1931) is an English poet and novelist.

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Alan Garner

Alan Garner OBE (born 17 October 1934) is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales.

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Alan Hollinghurst

Alan James Hollinghurst FRSL (born 26 May 1954) is an English novelist, poet, short story writer and translator.

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Alan Jenkins (poet)

Alan Jenkins (b. 1955 Kingston upon Thames, Surrey) is an English poet.

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Alan Judd

Alan Judd is a pseudonym used by Alan Adwin Petty.

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Alan Palmer

Alan Warwick Palmer (born 1926) is a British author of historical and biographical books.

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Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel (born 1948 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine-born Canadian anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor.

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Ali Smith

Ali Smith CBE FRSL (born 1962 in Inverness) is a Scottish writer.

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Alice Munro

Alice Ann Munro (née Laidlaw; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian author.

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Alistair Horne

Sir Alistair Allan Horne CBE FRSL (born 9 November 1925) is a British journalist, biographer and historian of Europe, especially of 19th and 20th century France.

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Allan Massie

Allan Johnstone Massie CBE (born 1938) is a Scottish journalist, columnist, sports writer and novelist.

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Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna (born 1964) is a Scottish-born British writer.

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Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri (born 1962), is an Indian English author and academic.

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Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh (born 11 July 1956),, Encyclopædia Britannica is a Bengali Indian author best known for his work in English fiction.

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Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy (born 7 March 1956) is an English author, born in London to Jamaican parents who sailed to England on the Empire Windrush in 1948.

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Andrew Davies (writer)

Andrew Wynford Davies (born 20 September 1936) is a Welsh writer of screenplays and novels, best known for Marmalade Atkins and A Very Peculiar Practice, and his adaptations of Vanity Fair and Pride and Prejudice.

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Andrew Lycett

Andrew Lycett is an English biographer and journalist.

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Andrew Miller (novelist)

Andrew Brooke Miller FRSL (born 29 April 1960) is an English novelist.

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Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion, FRSL (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009.

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Andrew O'Hagan

Andrew O'Hagan, FRSL (born 1968) is a Scottish novelist and non-fiction author.

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Andrew Roberts (historian)

Andrew Roberts, (born 13 January 1963), is a British historian and journalist.

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Andrew Sinclair

Andrew Annandale Sinclair (born Oxford, Oxfordshire 1935) is a British novelist, historian, biographer, critic and filmmaker.

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Angela Huth

Angela Huth (born 29 August 1938) is an English novelist and journalist.

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Angus Wilson

Sir Angus Frank Johnstone-Wilson, CBE (11 August 191331 May 1991) was an English novelist and short story writer.

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Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner, CBE (born 16 July 1928) is a British award-winning novelist and art historian.

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Anita Desai

Anita Mazumdar Desai (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and the Emerita John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Ann Schlee

Ann Schlee FRSL (born 1934) is an English novelist.

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Ann Thwaite

Ann Thwaite (born 4 October 1932) is a British writer who is the author of five major biographies.

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Anne Enright

Anne Teresa Enright FRSL (born 11 October 1962) is an Irish author.

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Anne Fine

Anne Fine, OBE FRSL (born 7 December 1947) is a British writer, best known for children's books although she also writes for adults.

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Anthea Bell

Anthea Bell OBE (born 1936) is an English translator who has translated numerous literary works, especially children's literature, from French, German and Danish to English.

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Anthony Thwaite

Anthony Simon Thwaite, OBE, (born 23 June 1930, in Chester), is an English poet and writer.

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Antonia Fraser

Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser, DBE (born 27 August 1932), née Pakenham, is a British author of history, novels, biographies and detective fiction.

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Antony Beevor

Antony James Beevor, FRSL (born 14 December 1946) is an English military historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst.

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Arnold Wesker

Sir Arnold Wesker (born 24 May 1932) is a British dramatist known for his contributions to world drama.

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Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler, CBE (Kösztler Artúr; 5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian-British author and journalist.

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Athol Fugard

Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard (born 11 June 1932) is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director who writes in English.

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Award

An award is something given to a person, a group of people, or an organization to recognize their excellence in a certain field; a certificate of excellence.

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Bamber Gascoigne

Arthur Bamber Gascoigne (born 24 January 1934) is a British television presenter and author, best known for being the original quizmaster on University Challenge.

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Barbara Trapido

Barbara (Louise) Trapido, born 1941 as Barbara Schuddeboom, is a British novelist born in South Africa with German, Danish and Dutch ancestry.

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Barry Hines

Melvin Barry Hines, FRSL (born 30 June 1939) is a British author who has written several popular novels and television scripts.

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Ben Okri

Ben Okri OBE FRSL (born 15 March 1959) is a Nigerian poet and novelist.

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Benson Medal

The Benson Medal is a medal awarded by the Royal Society of Literature in the UK.

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Bernard Bergonzi

Bernard Bergonzi (born 1929) is a British literary scholar, critic and poet.

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Bernard O'Donoghue

Bernard O'Donoghue (born 1945) is a noted contemporary Irish poet and academic.

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Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo, MBE FRSL FRSA, is an award-winning British writer.

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Bevis Hillier

Bevis Hillier (born 28 March 1940) is an English art historian, author and journalist.

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Bishop of Salisbury

The Bishop of Salisbury is the ordinary of the Church of England's Diocese of Salisbury in the Province of Canterbury.

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Bishop of St David's

The Bishop of St David's is the ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of St David's.

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Blake Morrison

Philip Blake Morrison (born 8 October 1950) is a British poet and author who has published in a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres.

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Brenda Maddox

Brenda Maddox, Lady Maddox FRSL (born 24 February 1932) is an American author, journalist, and biographer, who has lived in the UK since 1959.

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Brian Aldiss

Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE (born 18 August 1925) is an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories.

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Brian Friel

Brian Friel (born Bernard Patrick Friel; 9 January 1929 – 2 October 2015) was an Irish dramatist, author and director of the Field Day Theatre Company.

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Brian Patten

Brian Patten (born 7 February 1946) is an English poet.

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Bruce Arnold (author)

Bruce Arnold (born 6 September 1936 in London) is an English journalist and author who has lived in Ireland since 1957.

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Bryony Lavery

Bryony Lavery (born 1947) is a British dramatist, known for her successful and award-winning 1998 play Frozen.

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C. K. Stead

Christian Karlson "Karl" Stead (born 17 October 1932) is a New Zealand writer whose works include novels, poetry, short stories, and literary criticism.

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Candia McWilliam

Candia Frances Juliet McWilliam (born 1 July 1955) is a Scottish author.

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Carmen Callil

Carmen Thérèse Callil (born 15 July 1938) is a publisher, writer and critic.

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Carol Ann Duffy

Dame Carol Ann Duffy, DBE, FRSL (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright.

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Carol Rumens

Carol Rumens FRSL (born 10 December 1944 Forest Hill, South London) is a British poet.

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Carole Angier

Carole Angier (born 30 October 1943) is an English biographer.

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Caroline Moorehead

Caroline Mary Moorehead (born 28 October 1944) is a human rights journalist and biographer.

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Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips (born 13 March 1958) is a Kittitian-British novelist, playwright and essayist.

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Charles Nicholl (author)

Charles Nicholl is an English author specializing in works of history, biography, literary detection, and travel.

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Charles Osborne (music writer)

Charles Thomas Osborne (born 24 November 1927 in Brisbane, Australia) is a journalist, theatre and opera critic, poet and novelist.

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Charles Wood (playwright)

Charles Wood (born 6 August 1932, St. Peter Port, Guernsey) is a playwright and scriptwriter for radio, television, and film.

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Charles, Prince of Wales

Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948), is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

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China Miéville

China Tom Miéville (born 6 September 1972) is an English fantasy fiction author, comic writer and academic.

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Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe; 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic.

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Christopher Bigsby

Christopher William Edgar Bigsby FRSA FRSL (born 27 June 1941) is a British literary analyst and novelist, with more than forty books to his credit.

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Christopher Hampton

Christopher James Hampton, CBE, FRSL (born 26 January 1946) is a Portuguese British playwright, screen writer and film director.

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Christopher Hope

Christopher Hope, FRSL (born 26 February 1944) is a South African novelist and poet who is known for his controversial works dealing with racism and politics in South Africa.

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Christopher Ondaatje

Sir Philip Christopher Ondaatje, OC, CBE (born 22 February 1933) is a Sri Lankan born Canadian-English businessman, philanthropist, adventurer, writer and bob-sledding Olympian for Canada.

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Christopher Reid

Christopher John Reid, FRSL (born 13 May 1949) is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer.

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Christopher Ricks

Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks, FBA (born 18 September 1933) is a British (although he lives in the US) literary critic and scholar.

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Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Gerard Carson (born 9 October 1948) is a Belfast, Northern Ireland-born poet and novelist.

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Claire Harman (writer)

Claire Harman is a British writer and critic.

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Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin (born Claire Delavenay on 20 June 1933) is an English author and journalist, known for her biographies on Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys, Jane Austen, and Mary Wollstonecraft.

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Clive James

Clive James AO CBE (born Vivian Leopold James on 7 October 1939) is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and documentaries on British television and for his prolific journalism.

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Clive Sinclair (author)

Clive John Sinclair FRSL (born 19 February 1948) is a British author who has published several award-winning novels and collections of short stories, including The Lady with the Laptop and Bedbugs.

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Colin Thubron

Colin Gerald Dryden Thubron, (born 14 June 1939) is a British travel writer and novelist.

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Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín (born 30 May 1955) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet.

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Connop Thirlwall

Connop Thirlwall (11 January 1797 – 27 July 1875) was an English bishop (in Wales) and historian.

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Correlli Barnett

Correlli Douglas Barnett CBE FRHistS FRSL (born 28 June 1927) is an English military historian, who has also written works of economic history, particularly on the United Kingdom's post-war "industrial decline".

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Craig Raine

Craig Anthony Raine, FRSL (born 3 December 1944) is an English poet.

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D. J. Taylor

David John Taylor (born 1960) is a British critic, novelist and biographer.

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Dame

Dame is a noble title and the female equivalent of the honour of knighthood in the British honours system and the systems of several other countries such as Australia and New Zealand.

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Dan Jacobson

Dan Jacobson (7 March 1929 – 12 June 2014) was a South African novelist, short story writer, critic and essayist.

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Daniel Weissbort

Daniel Weissbort (April 30, 1935 - November 18, 2013) was a poet, translator, multilingual academic and (together with Ted Hughes) Modern Poetry in Translation founder & editor.

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David Almond

David Almond FRSL (born 15 May 1951) is a British author who has written several novels for children and young adults from 1998, each one to critical acclaim.

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David Cairns (writer)

David Cairns (born David Adam Cairns, 8 June 1926, Loughton, Essex) is a British journalist, non-fiction writer and musician.

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David Cannadine

Sir David Cannadine (born 7 September 1950) is a British author and historian, who specialises in modern history and the history of business and philanthropy.

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David Caute

John David Caute (born 16 December 1936 in Alexandria, Egypt) is a British author, novelist, playwright, historian and journalist.

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David Constantine

David John Constantine (born 1944) is a British, Lancashire born poet, author and translator.

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David Dabydeen

David Dabydeen (born 9 December 1955) is a Guyanese-born critic, writer, novelist and academic.

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David Dilks

David N. Dilks PhD FRHistS FRSL (born 17 March 1938) is a British historian and former Professor of International History at the University of Leeds.

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David Edgar (playwright)

David Edgar (born 26 February 1948) is a British playwright and writer who has had more than sixty of his plays published and performed on stage, radio and television around the world, making him one of the most prolific dramatists of the post-1960s generation in Great Britain.

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David Hare (playwright)

Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director.

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David Harsent

David Harsent (born in Devon on 9 December 1942) is an English poet and TV scriptwriter.

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David Kynaston

David Kynaston (born 30 July 1951 in Aldershot) is an English historian specializing in the social history of England.

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David Lodge (author)

David John Lodge CBE (born 28 January 1935) is an English author and literary critic.

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David Malouf

David George Joseph Malouf (born 20 March 1934) is an Australian writer.

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David Mitchell (author)

David Stephen Mitchell (born 12 January 1969) is an English novelist.

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David Plante

David Robert Plante (born March 4, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American novelist.

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David Pownall

David Pownall FRSL (born 19 May 1938) is a British playwright and author of novels and short stories.

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David Profumo

David John Profumo FRSL (born 20 October 1955 in London) is an English novelist.

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David Pryce-Jones

David Eugene Henry Pryce-Jones FRSL (b. 15 February 1936) is a conservative British author and commentator.

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David Sutton (writer)

David Sutton (born 1966) is the current editor of the Fortean Times magazine.

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Dea Birkett

Dea Birkett (born 1958) is a British writer, journalist, broadcaster and a former circus performer.

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Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach (born Deborah Hough; 28 June 1948) is an English writer.

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Denis Healey

Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, CH, MBE, PC (born 30 August 1917) is a retired British Labour politician who served as Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979.

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Denis Mack Smith

Denis Mack Smith CBE FBA FRSL (born 3 March 1920 in London) is an English historian, specialising in the history of Italy from the Risorgimento onwards.

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Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931, in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years.

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Diana Athill

Diana Athill (born 21 December 1917) is a British literary editor, novelist and memoirist who worked with some of the writers of the 20th century at the London-based publishing company Andre Deutsch Ltd.

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Dick Davis (translator)

Dick Davis FRSL is a British poet, and translator.

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Diran Adebayo

Diran Adebayo FRSL is a British novelist, cultural critic and academic best known for his stylish, inventive tales of London and the lives of African diasporans.

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Don Paterson

Don Paterson, OBE, FRSL (born 1963) is a Scottish poet, writer and musician.

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Donald Adamson

Donald Adamson (born 30 March 1939) is a British literary scholar, historian and biographer.

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Douglas Dunn

Douglas Eaglesham Dunn, OBE (born 23 October 1942) is a Scottish poet, academic, and critic.

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Drue Heinz

Drue Heinz, born Doreen Mary English, is an American patron of the literary arts.

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Duncan Fallowell

Duncan Fallowell is an English novelist, travel writer and critic.

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Earl of Gainsborough

Earl of Gainsborough is a title that has been created twice, once in the Peerage of England and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

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Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien (born 15 December 1930) is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer.

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Edward Lucie-Smith

John Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith (born 27 February 1933) is a British writer, poet, art critic, curator, broadcaster and author of exhibition catalogues.

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Edward Mendelson

Edward Mendelson (born 1946) is a professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.

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Edward St Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn (born 14 January 1960 in London) is an English author and journalist.

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Elaine Feinstein

Elaine Feinstein (born 24 October 1930, Bootle, Lancashire) is a poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator.

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Elaine Showalter

Elaine Showalter (born January 21, 1941) is an American literary critic, feminist, and writer on cultural and social issues.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Emma Tennant

The Hon.

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Emyr Humphreys

Emyr Humphreys (born 15 April 1919) is a leading Welsh novelist, poet and author.

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Eva Hoffman

Eva Hoffman (born Ewa Wydra on July 1, 1945) is a Polish American writer and academic.

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F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon PC (1 November 1782 – 28 January 1859), styled The Honourable F. J. Robinson until 1827 and known as The Viscount Goderich between 1827 and 1833, the name by which he is best known to history, was a British statesman.

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Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon CBE FRSL (born 22 September 1931) is an English author, essayist and playwright, whose work has been associated with feminism.

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Fellow

In academia, a fellow is a member of a group of learned people who work together as peers in the pursuit of mutual knowledge or practice.

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Ferdinand Mount

Sir William Robert Ferdinand Mount, 3rd Baronet (born 2 July 1939), usually known as Ferdinand Mount, is a British writer and novelist, columnist for The Sunday Times and commentator on politics, and Conservative Party politician.

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Fergus Allen

Fergus Hamilton Allen CB FRSL (born 3 September 1921) is a former civil servant and who is now an author.

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Fiona MacCarthy

Fiona MacCarthy, OBE (born 23 January 1940) is a British biographer and cultural historian best known for her studies of 19th and 20th century art and design.

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Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson is a British poet.

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Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock, CNZM, OBE (born 10 February 1934) is a New Zealand poet and editor, of English and Northern Irish ancestry, who has lived much of her life in England.

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Frances Spalding

Frances Spalding CBE, FRSL (née Crabtree, born 16 July 1950) is a British art historian and writer.

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Frances Wilson (writer)

Frances Wilson (born 1964) is an English author and critic.

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Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford, FRSL (born 1964) is an English author.

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Francis Wyndham (writer)

Francis Guy Percy Wyndham (born 2 July 1924) is an English author, literary editor and journalist.

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Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell-Boyce (born 23 September 1959)"COTTRELL-BOYCE, Frank", Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009; online edn, Nov 2009.

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Frederic Raphael

Frederic Michael Raphael (born 14 August 1931) is an American-born, British-educated, screenwriter, biographer, nonfiction writer, novelist and journalist.

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Gabriel Josipovici

Gabriel David Josipovici FBA, FRSL (born 8 October 1940) is a British novelist, short story writer, critic, literary theorist, and playwright.

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Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer (born 5 June 1958) is an English writer.

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Geoffrey Ashe

Geoffrey Thomas Leslie Ashe (born 29 March 1923) is a British cultural historian, lecturer, and author of historical books and novels, known for his focus on King Arthur.

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George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover

George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover PC FRS FSA (14 January 1797 – 10 July 1833) was a British politician and man of letters.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 18562 November 1950) was a Nobel-Prize-winning Irish playwright, critic and passionate socialist whose influence on Western theater, culture and politics stretched from the 1880s to his death in 1950, at 94 one of the world's most famous men.

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George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle

George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle KG, PC (18 April 1802 – 5 December 1864), styled Viscount Morpeth from 1825 to 1848, was a British politician, statesman and orator.

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George IV of the United Kingdom

George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later.

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George Steiner

Francis George Steiner, FBA (born April 23, 1929) is a French-born American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator.

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George Szirtes

George Szirtes (born 29 November 1948) is a Hungarian-born British poet, writing in English, as well as a translator from the Hungarian language into English.

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Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean (pronounced "Muh-cork-run") (born 6 June 1951) is a British children's novelist.

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Gerard Woodward

Gerard Woodward (born 1961) is a British novelist, poet and short story writer, best known for his trilogy of novels concerning the troubled Jones family, the second of which, I'll Go To Bed at Noon, was shortlisted for the 2004 Man-Booker Prize.

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Gillian Beer

Dame Gillian Patricia Kempster Beer DBE (née Thomas; born 27 January 1935) is a British literary critic and academic.

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Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke (born 8 June 1937) is a Welsh poet, playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator from Wales.

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Gillian Slovo

Gillian Slovo (born 15 March 1952) is a South African born novelist, playwright and memoirist.

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Gillian Tindall

Gillian Tindall (born 4 May 1938) is a British writer.

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Glen Cavaliero

Glen Cavaliero is an English poet and critic.

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Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell (born in 1962) is a British poet, playwright, librettist, and lecturer.

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Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols (born 1950) is a Guyanese poet, whose first collection, I is a Long-Memoried Woman (1983), won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize.

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Graham Robb

Graham Macdonald Robb PhD FRSL (born Manchester) is a British author, historian and French literary critic.

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Graham Swift

Graham Colin Swift FRSL (born 4 May 1949) is an English writer.

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Grey Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie

Alexander Patrick Greysteil Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie PC, FRSL (born 26 November 1939), usually known as Grey Gowrie, is a Scottish hereditary peer.

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Gwyneth Lewis

Gwyneth Lewis (born 1959) is a Welsh poet and was the inaugural National Poet of Wales.

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Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi, CBE (born 5 December 1954) is a British Pakistani playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker and novelist.

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Hardinge Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury PC, QC (3 September 1823 – 11 December 1921) was a leading barrister, politician and government minister.

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Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore (born 12 December 1952) is a British poet, novelist and children's writer.

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Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Olajumoke Oyeyemi (born 10 December 1984) is a British novelist.

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Helen Simpson (author)

Helen Simpson is an English novelist and short story writer.

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Henry Hallam

Henry Hallam (9 July 1777 – 21 January 1859) was an English historian.

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Hermione Lee

Dame Hermione Lee, DBE, FBA, FRSL (born 29 February 1948, Winchester)) is President of Wolfson College, Oxford, and was lately Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow of New College. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Hilary Mantel

Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, (born Thompson, 6 July 1952), is an English writer whose work includes personal memoirs, short stories, and historical fiction.

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Hilary Spurling

Hilary Spurling, CBE, FRSL (born 25 December 1940) is a British writer, known for her work as a journalist and biographer.

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Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson (born 25 August 1942) is a Man Booker Prize-winning British author and journalist.

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Hugh Brogan

Denis Hugh Vercingetorix Brogan (born 20 March 1936), known as Hugh Brogan, is a British historian and biographer.

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Hugh Honour

Hugh Honour FRSL (born 26 September 1927) is a British art historian, well known for his writing partnership with John Fleming.

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Hugh Thomas (writer)

Hugh Swynnerton Thomas, Baron Thomas of Swynnerton (born 21 October 1931) is an English historian and writer.

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Hugh Whitemore

Hugh Whitemore (born 1936) is an English playwright and screenwriter.

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Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams (born Hugh Anthony Mordaunt Vyner Williams 20 February 1942) is a British poet, journalist and travel writer.

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Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair FRSL (born 11 June 1943) is a British writer and filmmaker.

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Ian Duhig

Robert Ian Duhig (born 9 February 1954 London) is a British poet.

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Ian Jack

Ian Jack (born 7 February 1945)Who’s Who 2010, A&C Black, 2010 is a Scottish journalist who was the editor of the literary magazine Granta from 1995 to 2007.

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Ian McDonald (Guyanese writer)

Ian McDonald (born 18 April 1933) is a Caribbean-born writer who describes himself as "Antiguan by ancestry, Trinidadian by birth, Guyanese by adoption, and West Indian by conviction." His ancestry on his father's side is Antiguan and Kittitian, and Trinidadian on his mother’s side.

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Ian McEwan

Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL (born 21 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter.

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Ian Thomson (writer)

Ian Thomson (born 1961) is an English author, best known for his biography Primo Levi (2002), and reportage, The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica (2009).

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Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker (born 1954) is a Pakistan-born British poet, artist and documentary filmmaker.

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Isabel Colegate

Isabel Diana Colegate (born 10 September 1931) is a British author and literary agent.

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Isabel Quigly

Isabel Madeleine Quigly (born 17 September 1926) is a writer, translator and film critic.

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J. K. Rowling

Joanne "Jo" Rowling, (born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.

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J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (Tolkien pronounced his surname, see his phonetic transcription published on the illustration in The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Christopher Tolkien. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. (The History of Middle-earth; 6) ISBN 0-04-440162-0. In General American the surname is also pronounced. This pronunciation no doubt arose by analogy with such words as toll and polka, or because General American speakers realise as, while often hearing British as; thus or General American become the closest possible approximation to the Received Pronunciation for many American speakers. Wells, John. 1990. Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow: Longman, ISBN 0-582-05383-8 3 January 18922 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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Jack Scarisbrick

Professor John Joseph Scarisbrick MBE FRHistS (often shortened to J.J. Scarisbrick), was born in 1928 in London.

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Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay MBE (born 9 November 1961) is a Scottish poet and novelist.

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Jacob Ross

Jacob Ross is a Grenada-born poet, playwright, journalist, novelist and creative writing tutor, based in the UK.

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Jacqueline Wilson

Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, FRSL (born 17 December 1945) is an English writer known for her vast and diverse work in children's literature.

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James Berry (poet)

James Berry, OBE (born 1924), is a black Jamaican poet who settled in England in the 1940s.

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James Buchan

The Honourable James Buchan (born 11 June 1954) is a Scottish novelist and historian.

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James Fenton

James Martin Fenton FRSL FRSA (born 25 April 1949, Lincoln) is an English poet, journalist and literary critic.

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James Lasdun

James Lasdun (born 1958) is a British writer who has lived in the United States since 1986.

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James Wood (critic)

James Douglas Graham Wood (born 1 November 1965 in Durham, England)"WOOD, James Douglas Graham", Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2011; online edn, November 2011 is an English literary critic, essayist and novelist.

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Jamila Gavin

Jamila Gavin (born 9 August 1941) is a British writer born in Mussoorie in the United Provinces of India, in the present-day state of Uttarakhand in the Western Himalayas.

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Jan Morris

Jan Morris, CBE, FRSL (born James Humphrey Morris, 2 October 1926) is a Welsh historian, author and travel writer.

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Jane Gardam

Jane Mary Gardam OBE FRSL (born 11 July 1928) is an English writer of children's and adult fiction.

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Jane Ridley

Jane Ridley (born 15 May 1953) is an English historian, biographer, author and broadcaster, and Professor of Modern History at the University of Buckingham.

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Jane Rogers

Jane Rogers (born 21 July 1952) is a British novelist, editor, scriptwriter, lecturer, and teacher.

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Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston (born 12 January 1930 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist.

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Jenny Diski

Jenny Diski FRSL (née Simmonds;Katharine Viner, The Guardian, 8 March 2011. born 8 July 1947) is an English writer.

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Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph (born 7 May 1932) is an English poet.

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Jenny Uglow

Jennifer Sheila Uglow OBE (née Crowther, (accessed 5 February 2008) (accessed 5 February 2008) born 1947) is a British biographer, historian, critic and publisher.

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Jeremy Treglown

Jeremy Treglown (born 24 May 1946) is a British author and critic who has written biographies of V.S. Pritchett, Henry Green and Roald Dahl, was Editor of The Times Literary Supplement through the 1980s and co-edited the online biographical index of previously anonymous contributors to the TLS (1902–74).

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Jerwood Award

The Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Awards for Non-Fiction are financial awards made to assist new writers of non-fiction to carry out new research, to devote more time to writing.

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Jill Paton Walsh

Jill Paton Walsh, CBE, FRSL (born 29 April 1937) is an English novelist and children's writer.

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Jim Crace

James "Jim" Crace (born 1 March 1946) is an award-winning English writer.

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Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott FRSL, (born 24 March 1953, London) is an English poet, editor and lecturer who has won the National Poetry Competition, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Costa Book of the Year Award, a Forward Poetry Prize and the Cholmondeley Award.

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John Agard

John Agard (born 21 June 1949 in British Guiana) is an Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet and children's writer, now living in Britain.

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John Banville

William John Banville (born 8 December 1945), who writes as John Banville and sometimes as Benjamin Black, is an Irish novelist, adapter of dramas, and screenwriter.

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John Burnside

John Burnside (born 19 March 1955) is a Scottish writer, born in Dunfermline.

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John Carey (critic)

John Carey (born 5 April 1934) is a British literary critic, and post-retirement (2002) emeritus Merton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford.

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John Cornwell (writer)

John Cornwell (born 1940) is a British journalist, author, and academic.

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John Fuller (poet)

John Fuller FRSL (born 1 January 1937) is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.

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John Gribbin

John R. Gribbin (born 19 March 1946) is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex.

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John Haffenden

Professor John Haffenden FBA FRSL is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield.

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John Hemming (explorer)

John Hemming, CMG (born 5 January 1935) is a Canadian explorer and author, expert on Incas and indigenous peoples of Amazonia.

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John Julius Norwich

John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich CVO (born 15 September 1929), known as John Julius Norwich, is an English historian, travel writer and television personality.

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John Lanchester

John Henry Lanchester (born 25 February 1962) is a British journalist and novelist.

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John Sutherland (author)

John Andrew Sutherland (born 9 October 1938) is a British academic, newspaper columnist and author.

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Jonathan Bate

Sir Andrew Jonathan Bate, CBE, FBA, FRSL (born 26 June 1958), is a British academic, biographer, critic, broadcaster, novelist and scholar.

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Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe (born 19 August 1961) is an English novelist and writer.

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Jonathan Keates

Jonathan Keates, is an English writer, biographer, novelist and Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund.

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Julia Blackburn

Julia Blackburn (born 1948) is a British author of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Julia O'Faolain

Julia O'Faolain (born London 1932) is an Irish novelist and short story writer.

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Julian Mitchell

Charles Julian Humphrey Mitchell FRSL (born 1 May 1935), is an English playwright, screenwriter and occasional novelist.

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Juliet Barker

Juliet R. V. Barker FRSL (born 1958) is a British historian, specialising in the Middle Ages and literary biography.

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Justin Cartwright

Justin Cartwright (born 1945) is a British novelist.

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Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Naheed Shamsie (born 13 August 1973) is a Pakistani novelist who writes in the English language.

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Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong OBE FRSL (born 14 November 1944) is a British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion.

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Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson, MBE (born 1951) is an English writer.

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Kate Clanchy

Kate Clanchy (born 1965 Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish writer.

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Kate Summerscale

Kate Summerscale (born 1965) is an award-winning English writer and journalist.

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Katherine Duncan-Jones

Katherine Dorothea Duncan-Jones FRSL (born 13 May 1941) is an English literature and Shakespeare scholar.

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Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie FRSL (born 13 May 1962) is a Scottish poet and essayist.

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Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes FRSL (born 1959) is a British historian, biographer and journalist.

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro OBE, FRSA, FRSL (カズオ・イシグロ or 石黒一雄; born 8 November 1954) is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer.

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Keith Alldritt

Keith Alldritt is a contemporary British novelist, biographer and critic.

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Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin John William Crossley-Holland (born 7 February 1941) is an English translator, children's author and poet.

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Kit Wright

Kit Wright (born 17 June 1944 in Crockham Hill, Kent) is the author of more than twenty-five books, for both adults and children, and the winner of awards including an Arts Council Writers' Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize and (jointly) the Heinemann Award.

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Lady

The word lady is a civil term of respect for a woman, specifically the female equivalent to gentleman or lord, and in many contexts a term for any adult woman.

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Laurence Lerner

Laurence (David) Lerner (born 12 December 1925) is a South African born British literary critic and poet and novelist.

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Lavinia Greenlaw

Lavinia Greenlaw (born 30 July 1962) is an English poet and novelist.

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Lawrence Sail

Lawrence Sail (born 29 October 1942) is a contemporary British poet and writer.

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Learned society

A learned society (also known as a learned academy, scholarly society, or academic association) is an organization that exists to promote an academic discipline or profession, or a group of related disciplines or professions.

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Lee Langley

Lee Langley Born in Calcutta, India.

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Lesley Glaister

Lesley Glaister (born 4 Oct 1956, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire) is a British novelist, poet and playwright.

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Lewis Wolpert

Lewis Wolpert CBE FRS FRSL FMedSci (born 19 October 1929) is South African-born British developmental biologist, author, and broadcaster.

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Linda Colley

Linda Colley, CBE, FBA, FRSL, FRHistS (born 13 September 1949) is a historian of Britain, empire and nationalism.

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Linda Grant

Linda Grant (born 15 February 1951) is a British novelist and journalist.

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Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born in Jamaica, 24 August 1952) is a UK-based dub poet.

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Lisa Appignanesi

Elżbieta "Lisa" Appignanesi OBE (née Borensztejn; born 4 January 1946) is a British writer, novelist, and campaigner for free expression.

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List of lifetime achievement awards

Lifetime achievement awards are awarded by various organizations, to recognize contributions over the whole of a career, rather than or in addition to single contributions.

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Literature

Literature, in its broadest sense, is any written work; etymologically the term derives from Latin litaritura/litteratura "writing formed with letters", although some definitions include spoken or sung texts.

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Liz Jensen

Liz Jensen (born 1959) is an English novelist.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron (later Noel), 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement.

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Louis de Bernières

Louis de Bernières (born 8 December 1954) is a British novelist most famous for his fourth novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

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Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Lucy Angela Hughes-Hallett (born 7 December 1951) is a British cultural historian and biographer.

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Lyndall Gordon

Lyndall Gordon (born 4 November 1941) is a British-based writer and academic, known for her literary biographies.

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Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss (born 31 May 1955) is an English writer and journalist.

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Magdalen Goffin

Magdalen Goffin, FRSL (born 23 July 1925, Sheringham, Norfolk, England, UK) is an English writer.

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Maggie Gee (novelist)

Maggie Mary Gee OBE FRSL (born 1948) is an English novelist.

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Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman, OBE (born 8 February 1962), is a British writer who holds the position of Children's Laureate from 2013 to 2015.

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist.

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Margaret Drabble

Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd (born 5 June 1939), is an English novelist, biographer and critic.

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Margaret Forster

Margaret Forster (born 25 May 1938) is an English author.

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Margaret Jull Costa

Margaret Jull Costa OBE is a British translator of Portuguese and Spanish fiction and poetry, including the works of Nobel Prize winners José Saramago, Eça de Queiroz, Fernando Pessoa, Javier Marías, Bernardo Atxaga and José Régio.

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Margaret MacMillan

Margaret Olwen MacMillan, OC (born 23 December 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a historian and professor at the University of Oxford, where she is Warden of St Antony's College.

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Marina Warner

Dame Marina Sarah Warner, DBE, FRSL, FBA (born 9 November 1946) is a British novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer.

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Mark Girouard

Mark Girouard (born 1931) is a British architectural writer, an authority on the country house, an architectural historian, and biographer of James Stirling.

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Martin Amis

Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is an English novelist.

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Martin Bax

Martin Bax is a British consultant paediatrician, who, in addition to his medical career, founded the Arts magazine Ambit in 1959.

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Mary Midgley

Mary Beatrice Midgley (née Scrutton; born 13 September 1919) is an English moral philosopher.

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Matt Ridley

Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, DL, FRSL, FMedSci (born 7 February 1958), known commonly as Matt Ridley, is a British journalist who has written several popular science books.

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Matthew Kneale

Matthew Kneale (born 24 November 1960) is a British writer, best known for his 2000 novel English Passengers.

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Maureen Duffy

Maureen Patricia Duffy (born 21 October 1933) is a contemporary British novelist, poet, playwright, nonfiction author and activist.

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Maureen Freely

Maureen Freely (born 1952) is an American journalist, novelist, professor, and translator.

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Max Hastings

Sir Max Hugh Macdonald Hastings, FRSL, FRHistS (born 28 December 1945) is a British journalist, editor, historian and author.

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Max Wyndham, 2nd Baron Egremont

John Max Henry Scawen Wyndham, 7th Baron Leconfield, 2nd Baron Egremont FRSL DL (born 21 April 1948) generally known simply as Max Egremont, is a British biographer and novelist.

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Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff (born 16 Oct 1956) is an American writer based in London, United Kingdom.

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Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, (born 6 October 1939) is a British broadcaster, author and parliamentarian.

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Menna Elfyn

Menna Elfyn (born 1952) is a Welsh poet, playwright, columnist, and editor who writes with passion of the Welsh and identity.

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Michael Asher (explorer)

Michael Asher (born 1953) is an author, historian, deep ecologist, and notable desert explorer who has covered more than 30,000 miles on foot and camel.

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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn, FRSL (born 8 September 1933) is an English playwright and novelist.

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Michael Holroyd

Sir Michael De Courcy Fraser Holroyd (born 27 August 1935) is an English biographer.

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Michael Longley

Michael Longley, CBE (born 27 July 1939) is a poet from Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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Michael Morpurgo

Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo, OBE, FRSL, FKC, DL (born October 5, 1943 in St Albans, Hertfordshire) is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse (1982).

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Michael Ondaatje

Philip Michael Ondaatje, OC (born 12 September 1943), is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet.

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Michael Rosen

Michael Wayne Rosen (born 7 May 1946) is an English children's novelist and poet, the author of 140 books.

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Michael Schmidt (poet)

Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL (born 2 March 1947 in Mexico City) is a Mexican-British poet, author, scholar and publisher.

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Michael Wood (historian)

Michael David Wood (born 23 July 1948) is an English historian and broadcaster.

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Michèle Roberts

Michèle Brigitte Roberts (born 20 May 1949) is a British writer, novelist and poet.

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Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh OBE (born 20 February 1943) is an English writer and director of film and theatre.

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Mike Phillips (writer)

Michael Angus "Mike" Phillips, OBE (born 8 August 1941), is a British writer and broadcast journalist of Guyanese descent.

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Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati is an Iranian-born British poet.

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Miranda Carter

Miranda Carter (born 1965) is an English historian, writer and biographer who now publishes under the name MJ Carter.

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Miranda Seymour

Miranda Jane Seymour (born 8 August 1948) is an English literary critic, novelist, and biographer.

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Moira Buffini

Moira Buffini (born 1965) is an English dramatist, director, and actor.

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Moris Farhi

(Musa) Moris Farhi MBE (born 1935, Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish author who has been vice-president of International PEN since 2001.

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Morton N. Cohen

Morton Norton Cohen (born 27 February 1921).

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Nadeem Aslam

Nadeem Aslam (born 11 July 1966 in Gujranwala, Pakistan) is a prize-winning British Pakistani novelist.

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Nell Dunn

Nell Mary Dunn (born 1936) is an English playwright, screenwriter, and author.

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Nicholas Mosley

Nicholas Mosley, 3rd Baron Ravensdale, 7th Baronet, MC FRSL (born 25 June 1923), is an English novelist.

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Nicholas Rankin

Nicholas Rankin (born 1950) is a British writer and broadcaster.

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Nicholas Shakespeare

Nicholas William Richmond Shakespeare (born 3 March 1957) is a British novelist and biographer.

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Nick Hornby

Nicholas Peter John "Nick" Hornbyhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/familyhistory/3355596/Family-detective-Nick-Hornby.html (born 17 April 1957), is an English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter.

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Nick Laird

Nicholas "Nick" Laird (born 1975) is a Northern Irish novelist and poet.

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Nigel Williams (author)

Nigel Williams (born 20 January 1948) is an English novelist, screenwriter and playwright.

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Nikolai Tolstoy

Nikolai Dmitrievich Tolstoy-Miloslavsky (Николай Дмитриевич Толстой-Милославский; born 23 June 1935) is an Anglo-Russian author who writes under the name Nikolai Tolstoy.

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Noel Malcolm

Sir Noel Robert Malcolm MA PhD FBA FRSL (born 26 December 1956) is an English political journalist, historian and academic.

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Norman Davies

Ivor Norman Richard Davies FBA, FRHistS (born 8 June 1939) is a British-Polish historian noted for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom.

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Norman Manea

Norman Manea (born July 19, 1936) is a Jewish Romanian writer and author of short fiction, novels, and essays about the Holocaust, daily life in a communist state, and exile.

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Norman Sherry

Norman Sherry (born 6 July 1935 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) is an English born American novelist, biographer, and educator who is most well known for his three-volume biography of the British novelist Graham Greene.

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Ondaatje Prize

The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize is an annual literary award given by the Royal Society of Literature.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the "order of chivalry of British democracy", rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations and public service outside the Civil Service.

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Orlando Figes

Orlando Figes (born 20 November 1959) is a British historian and writer best known for his works on Russian history.

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P. J. Kavanagh

Patrick Joseph Kavanagh FRSL (6 January 1931 – 26 August 2015) was an English poet, lecturer, actor, broadcaster and columnist.

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Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra (born 1969, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India) is an Indian essayist and novelist and a recipient of the 2014 Windham–Campbell Prize for non-fiction.

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Pat Barker

Patricia Mary W. "Pat" Barker CBE, FRSL (née Drake; born 8 May 1943) is an English writer and novelist.

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Patrick Colquhoun (lawyer)

Sir Patrick (Macchombaich de) Colquhoun QC (13 April 1815 – 18 May 1891) was a British diplomat, legal writer and sculler who was considered the father of Cambridge rowing.

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Patrick Marber

Patrick Albert Crispin Marber (born 19 September 1964) is an English comedian, playwright, director, puppeteer, actor, and screenwriter.

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Patrick Marnham

Patrick Marnham is an English writer, journalist and biographer.

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Patrick McGrath (novelist)

Patrick McGrath (born 7 February 1950) is a British novelist whose work has been categorized as gothic fiction.

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Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey (born 16 February 1937) is a British writer and critic, author of several novels as well as biographies of Cynthia Payne and Quentin Crisp.

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Paul Davies

Paul Charles William Davies, AM (born 22 April 1946) is an English physicist, writer and broadcaster, a professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.

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Paul Farley

Paul Farley, FRSL (born 1965) is a British poet, writer and broadcaster.

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Paul Levy (journalist)

Paul Levy (born 26 February 1941 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a US/British author and journalist.

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Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon (born 20 June 1951) is an Irish poet.

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Paula Johnson

Paula Johnson (born 1959) is an American cardiologist and the head of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and the chief of the Division of Women's Health and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease in Women at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

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Penelope Lively

Dame Penelope Margaret Lively DBE FRSL (born 17 March 1933) is a British writer of fiction for both children and adults.

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Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.

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Peter Carey (novelist)

Peter Philip Carey AO (born 7 May 1943) is an Australian novelist, known primarily for being one of only three writers to have won the Booker Prize twice—the others being J. M. Coetzee and Hilary Mantel.

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Peter Conradi

Peter Conradi is a British author and journalist who is foreign editor of The Sunday Times of London.

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Peter Dickinson

Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE FRSL (born 16 December 1927) is a prolific English author and poet, best known for children's books and detective stories.

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Peter Green (historian)

Peter Morris Green (born 22 December 1924) is a British classical scholar noted for his works on the Greco-Persian Wars, Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age of ancient history, generally regarded as spanning the era from the death of Alexander in 323 BC up to either the date of the Battle of Actium or the death of Augustus in 14 AD.

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Peter J. Conradi

Peter J. Conradi FRSL (born May 8, 1945) is a British author and academic.

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Peter Nichols

Peter Nichols FRSL (born 31 July 1927) is an English writer of stage plays, film and television.

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Peter Scupham

Peter Scupham (born 24 February 1933) is a British poet.

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Peter Shaffer

Sir Peter Levin Shaffer, CBE (born 15 May 1926), is an English playwright and screenwriter of numerous award-winning plays, several of which have been filmed.

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Philip Hensher

Philip Michael Hensher FRSL (born 20 Feb 1965) is an English novelist, critic and journalist.

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Philip Mansel

Philip Mansel (born 1951) is a historian of courts and cities, and the author of a number of books about revolutionary and post-revolutionary France and the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire.

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Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden also known as Philip Marsden-Smedley (born 11 May 1961, Bristol, England) is an English travel writer and novelist.

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Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is a British writer.

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Philip Ziegler

Philip Sandeman Ziegler (born 24 December 1929) is a British biographer and historian.

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Piers Brendon

Piers Brendon (born 21 December 1940, Stratton. Cornwall) is a British writer, known for historical and biographical works.

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Piers Paul Read

Piers Paul Read, FRSL (born 7 March 1941) is an award-winning English novelist, historian and biographer.

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Posy Simmonds

Rosemary Elizabeth "Posy" Simmonds MBE (born 9 August 1945) is a British newspaper cartoonist and writer and illustrator of children's books.

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick; born 9 October 1935) is a grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.

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Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, (Leopold George Duncan Albert; 7 April 1853 – 28 March 1884) was the eighth child and youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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Quentin Blake

Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI (born 16 December 1932) is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's writer.

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Quill

A quill pen is a writing implement made from a moulted flight feather (preferably a primary wing-feather) of a large bird.

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R. F. Foster (historian)

Robert Fitzroy 'Roy' Foster, FBA, FRHistS, FRSL (born 16 January 1949), publishing as R. F. Foster, is an Irish historian and academic.

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Rab Butler

Richard Austen Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, KG, CH, DL, PC (9 December 1902 – 8 March 1982), generally known as R. A. Butler and familiarly known as Rab, was a British Conservative politician.

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Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk (born 8 Feb 1967) is a Canadian-born novelist and writer who lives and works in the United Kingdom.

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Ray Monk

Ray Monk is a British philosopher.

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Raymond Briggs

Raymond Redvers Briggs (born 18 January 1934) is an English illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children.

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Redmond O'Hanlon

Redmond O'Hanlon, FRGS, FRSL (born 5 June 1947) is a British writer and scholar.

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Richard Adams

Richard George Adams (born 9 May 1920) is an English novelist who is known as the author of Watership Down.

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Richard Barber

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Richard Davenport-Hines

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Richard Dawkins

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Richard Eyre

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Richard Ford

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Richard Fortey

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Richard Mabey

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Robert Macfarlane (writer)

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Robert Nye

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Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky

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Robin Robertson

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Roger Lonsdale

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Roger McGough

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Roger Scruton

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Ronald Harwood

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Rory Stewart

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Rosalind Belben

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Rose Tremain

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Rosemary Ashton

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Rosemary Hill

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Rowan Williams

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Roy Fisher

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Roy Hattersley

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Roy Jenkins

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Roy Strong

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Rudyard Kipling

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Rupert Thomson

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Ruth Fainlight

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Ruth Padel

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Salman Rushdie

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Samuel Hynes

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Sara Wheeler

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Sarah Bakewell

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Sarah Waters

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Sean O'Brien (writer)

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Sebastian Barry

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Sebastian Faulks

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Selina Shirley Hastings

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Shena Mackay

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Shirley Hazzard

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Shirley Hughes

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Shiv Kumar Batalvi

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Simon Armitage

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Simon Jenkins

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Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Sir

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Sir David Gilmour, 4th Baronet

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Somerset House

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Stanley Stewart

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Stanley Wells

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Stephen Poliakoff

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Stephen Romer

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Stephen Sondheim

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Steve Jones (biologist)

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Stevie Davies

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Susan Bassnett

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Susannah Clapp

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The Reverend

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Theodore Zeldin

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Thomas Burgess (bishop)

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Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Keneally

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Thomas Kilroy

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Tibor Fischer

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Tim Heald

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Tim Pears

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Timberlake Wertenbaker

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Timothy Garton Ash

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Tobias Hill

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Tom Stacey

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Tom Stoppard

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Tony Connor

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Tony Harrison

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Tracy Chevalier

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Victoria Glendinning

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William Nicholson (writer)

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William Trevor

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Zachary Leader

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References

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