UCL English


Visiting Fellows

The annual Visiting Fellow gives two lectures in the academic year

2019-2020Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing is the author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City, which has been translated into 16 languages. In 2018 she was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction. Her real-time novel Crudo won the 2019 James Tait Black Memorial Prize. 

Olivia Laing photograph

Amit Chaudhuri

Novelist, poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, singer and music composer. He is Professsor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia and an inaugural fellow at the Columbia Institute of Ideas and Imagination in Paris.


Amit Chaudhuri
2017-2018Tessa Hadley
Tessa Hadley
2016-2017Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst
2015 - 2016Tony Edwards 
2015 - 2016

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest
2014-2015A S Byatt
  • Booker Prize winning novelist
  • Former member of staff in the English Department

A S Byatt
2012-2013Frances Wilson

Frances Wilson
2010-2011Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy
2009 - 2010Will Self

Will Self
2008 - 2009Geoff Dyer
Geoff Dyer
2007 - 2008Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra