Royal Literary Fellows

There are two Fellows from the Royal Literary Fund placed at Goldsmiths for 2022/2023.

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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

  • 24 October – 16 December 2022
  • 16 January – 31 March 2023
  • 17 April  – 30 June 2023

Meet the Fellows

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Simon Robson

Simon studied Social and Political Sciences and then trained as an actor before becoming a freelance writer. He has published two books - a collection of short stories, The Separate Heart and a novel, Catch.

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.