Posted on July 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Royal Society of Literature welcomed forty-four new fellows and sixteen honorary fellows yesterday.

The RSL, which is a UK charity dedicated to the advancement of literature, noted that of those fellow, twenty-nine writers were chosen through the group's initiative to include more diverse backgrounds.

From the pop-culture side of things, the RSL welcomed I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel and Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies.

From a more traditional literary standpoint, new fellows include poets Lemn Sissay and Joelle Taylor and writers Monique Roffey, Hannah Lowe, Melvin Burgess, and Kit de Waal.

The Guardian, which has a complete list of the new RSL fellows, notes that this year's ceremonial pens included those of Jean Rhys and Andrea Levy — used for the first time — plus ones belonging to Charles Dickens, George Eliot, TS Eliot, and Lord Byron. 

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