A society of, and for, writers. For nearly 200 years, the Royal Society of Literature has celebrated and nurtured all that is best in British literature, past and present.
Founded in 1820, the RSL is the UK’s charity for the advancement of literature. We act as a voice for the value of literature, engage people in appreciating literature, and encourage and honour writers.
People need to feel in their bones that the whole of English literature from Beowulf to Byron to Benjamin Zephaniah is theirs by right of inheritance. The RSL shows people what belongs to them, and welcomes them into it. – Philip Pullman