Benjamin Myers has been inducted as a Royal Society of Literature Open Fellow, a charity which aims to recognise writers from backgrounds currently underrepresented in UK literary culture.
The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) was founded in 1820, by King George IV, to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent". The RSL has over 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 latest 2023 cohort includes a “broad range” of writers from “different parts of the UK, from different communities, different demographics,” said Bernardine Evaristo, the Booker prize-winning president of the RSL.
Other fellows from this year's nominations include Wendy Erskine, Jenni Fagan, Preti Tanej, and Anthony Anaxagorou.
Read the full list here.