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Royal Literary Fund Fellows

Would you like to improve your academic writing?

If so you can book a session with our Royal Literary Fund Fellows. The Fellows are available by office appointment to help all members of the university – undergraduates and postgraduates alike – with queries and problems relating to the practical aspects of writing.

Arrange a meeting

If you are based at Penryn, please email to arrange an appointment on a Thursday or Friday during term time. Anna's appointments will all be in person, using Calendly for bookings. 

If you are based at the Streatham Campus, please email to arrange an appointment on a Monday (in person) or Tuesday (online) during term time. Please use Calendly for bookings.

Anna Wilson

RLF Fellow at Penryn

Anna Wilson read Modern Languages at Cambridge and then went on to become a fiction editor for Macmillan Children’s Books and HarperCollins. Since 2013 she has lectured in Creative Writing for Bath Spa University, City University of London and the Arvon Foundation. Her tutoring has seen both undergraduate and post-graduate writers grow in confidence and gain their own publishing deals.

Anna is also a professional writer of twenty years standing and has written over 50 published books for children ranging from picture books to fiction and non-fiction for young readers. She has also written a memoir, A Place for Everything – my mother, autism and me (HarperCollins, 2020), which was inspired by her mother’s late diagnosis of autism at the age of 72 and the impact of this on her mother’s mental decline and its effect on the wider family. Her current work in progress concerns the life of her husband’s grandfather, Dr David Thomson, who spent much of his career developing an early prototype of the flu vaccine.

Students can book a session with Anna via her online booking page on Calendly. Please sign up to an available slot in Anna’s timetable. She is available on Thursdays and Fridays in term time.

Anna's office: Peter Lanyon Building, Room 168b
Anna’s email:
Anna's website:

Rory MacLean

RLF Fellow at Streatham

Rory MacLean is one of Britain's most innovative non-fiction writers. His 14 books – which have been translated into a dozen languages — include UK top tens Stalin's Nose and Under the Dragon as well as Pravda Ha Ha and Berlin: Imagine a City, "the most extraordinary work of history I've ever read" according to the Washington Post which named it a Book of the Year.

He has won awards from the Canada Council and the Arts Council of England and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary prize. He has worked on movies with Marlene Dietrich and David Bowie as well as humanitarian projects for the UN, EU and ICRC.

Students can book a session with Rory via his online booking page on Calendly. Rory is available on Mondays in person and Tuesdays online in term time.

Rory's office: Queen's Building, Room 237
Rory’s email:
Rory's website: