Royal Literary Fellows


The University has two Fellows placed with us from the Royal Literary Fund for 2017/2018.

Royal Literary Fund Fellows are professional writers who come into the University on certain days of the week to help students improve their essay-writing skills. The principal aim of the Fellows work is to foster good writing practice across all disciplines and media.

They are willing to help both undergraduates and postgraduates; so if you are writing good essays and want to make them excellent, or if your essays are not quite good enough and you want to make sure they are good, go along to see either Graeme Grant or Wendy Wallace. For an appointment, email fellowsbook ( or call 020 7919 7186 or 020 717 2580 and ask to book an appointment with the RLF Fellow. 


Graeme Grant

Graeme Grant has published thirty books under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms. He is also a freelance feature and travel journalist, an ex-advertising copywriter and ex-publisher. Several of his non-fiction works have been about films and television series including HornblowerOliver Twist and Master & Commander. His journalism has appeared in publications including Condé Nast TravellerThe Times,Time OutCAM Magazine and the Independent. He was literary editor of Arena magazine and has been a scriptwriter for a series of wildlife documentaries transmitted on Channel 5. He is currently writing a travel book. Graeme is also a trained artist, having studied for several years at London Fine Art Studios.

Wendy Wallace

Wendy Wallace writes novels exploring the lives of Victorian women. Her first, The Painted Bridge, was set in a women’s asylum in Highgate in 1859. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott prize, it won the 2014 Chambéry festival English first novel prize. Her second, The Sacred River, is set in Egypt in the early 1880s at a time of political and social turmoil. Both are published by Simon & Schuster in the UK and Scribner in the US. Among the interests explored in her fiction are Victorian social mores, early photography, echoes between past and present and characters forced into change. She is the author of two non-fiction books, Oranges and Lemons: a year in the life of an inner city primary school (Routledge) and Daughter of Dust: growing up abandoned in the desert of Sudan (Simon & Schuster), the story of a courageous Sudanese woman championing children born outside marriage in a conservative Muslim society.

Her books have been translated into six languages including Japanese and a forthcoming edition of Daughter of Dust in Macedonian. Both non-fiction books came out of her work as a journalist, first writing about development in north Africa for Unicef and non-governmental organisations, later examining social issues in schools in features for the Times Educational Supplement. In 2004, she was Edexcel education journalist of the year. Wendy Wallace lives in London, is married to a photographer and has two sons. She’s writing a third Victorian novel, The Blue Room, about a ghost who becomes a woman.

Book an appointment

Royal Literary Fellows help students with all aspects of their essay writing, from basic to brilliant!

Appointments are available during term-time:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am-4.30pm (last appointment at 3.40pm).

Contact: (0)20 7919 7186 or (0)20 7717 2580 or email fellowsbook  (