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Royal Literary Fund Fellows

Published authors Anthony Quinn and Elanor Dymott are this year's Royal Literary Fund Fellows (RLFs). As professional writers they are available to help students, on a free, one to one basis, with any aspect of academic writing. They do not, however, provide a proof-reading service. Sessions of up to 50 minutes are offered Monday to Thursday, 10:00-16:00 during term time. Students are strongly advised to send any texts or drafts 48 hours in advance of an appointment. Texts can be a maximum of 2000 words (around four A4 pages).

Book a session by emailing lselife@lse.ac.uk

Please note: Sessions with the RLFs take place in 20 Kingsway, and not in LSE LIFE.  To attend an appointment with an RLFs, please go to the reception area on the ground floor of 20 Kingsway (corner entrance).

This year's Fellows

Elanor Dymott

Elanor Dymott is the author of two novels, Every Contact Leaves a Trace (Cape, 2012, and in translation) and Silver and Salt (Cape, 2017). Her novels are published by W.W. Norton in the US, and her short stories are published in Stand, the Warwick Review and Algebra, and in anthologies such as Xo Orpheus (Penguin USA) and Novel of the World (Mondadori, 2015).

Born in Chingola, Zambia, she grew up in the US, the UK and Indonesia. She read English at Oxford while working as a musician, a waitress and a film extra. She went to law school, then practiced commercial law in the City of London and in Southeast Asia, including stints in insurance litigation and corporate finance. In Singapore, she worked in project and asset finance (buying and selling aeroplanes), and commercial litigation. In her late twenties, she took Ian McEwan’s advice that would-be writers should get a job requiring them to write every day, and became a law reporter for the Times and the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting. For a decade she covered the High Court and the Court of Appeal, reporting cases which either changed existing law, made new law or were otherwise noteworthy.

She lives in London, where she is writing more fiction and runs writing workshops. She mentors new novelists and works as a reader and judge for prizes administered by the Society of Authors and the Royal Society of Literature. As often as possible, she swims in the sea off the Peloponnesian coast.

Tony Quinn

Tony Quinn is a writer and an RLF fellow at the LSE. For fifteen years he was film critic of The Independent and contributed to a variety of newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Esquire and Harper's. He is the author of five novels - The Rescue Man (2009), Half of the Human Race (2011), The Streets (2012), Curtain Call (2015), and Freya (2016). His next one, Eureka, will be published by Cape in 2017. He lives in London.