The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a learned society founded in 1820, by King George IV, to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent". A charity that represents the voice of literature in the UK, the RSL has about 600 Fellows, elected from among the best writers in any genre currently at work. Additionally, Honorary Fellows are chosen from those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of literature, including publishers, agents, librarians, booksellers or producers. The society is a cultural tenant at London's Somerset House.

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Royal Society of Literature
AbbreviationRSL
Formation1820; 202 years ago (1820)
TypeLearned society
HeadquartersSomerset House, London, England, United Kingdom
President
Dame Marina Warner DBE
Patron
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Websitersliterature.org
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