Royal Literary Fellows

There are two Fellows from the Royal Literary Fund placed at Goldsmiths.

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The Royal Literary Fellows are professional writers from the Royal Literary Fund who offer one-to-one tutorials at Goldsmiths to help students improve their academic writing skills. The principal aim of the Fellows' work is to foster good writing practise across all disciplines. 

They offer a free, confidential service to students of any discipline, at any level of study. Staff are also welcome to book an appointment. 

Sign up for a one-to-one tutorial to help you: 

  • Plan your study time
  • Focus your reading for essay, dissertation or thesis writing
  • Express your ideas more clearly
  • Answer grammar and punctuation questions
  • Discover reading to improve your writing and editing skills
  • Increase your writing skills with the aim of improving your grades
  • Improve any academic writing – essays, reports, theses, dissertations, book chapters
  • Please note that RLF Writing Fellows do not undertake proofreading or EAP tuition

Book an appointment

To book Royal Literary Fellows appointments, please email

Appointments are available:

  • 23 October – 17 December 2023
  • 15 January – 31 March 2024
  • 15 April  – 30 June 2024

Appointments are usually in person, but online can be offered by request.

Meet the Fellows

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Roy Williams

Roy Williams began writing plays in 1990 and is now arguably one of the country's leading dramatists. In 2000 he was the joint-winner of The George Devine Award and in 2001 he was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. He was awarded an OBE for Services to Drama in the 2008 Birthday Honours List and was made a fellow of The Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Sonia Faleiro

Sonia Faleiro is a non-fiction writer and journalist. Her new book The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (Bloomsbury, 2021) was longlisted for The Royal Society of Literature of Ondaatje Prize and the 2022 ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction. It was The New York Times Editor’s Choice.