Gary Younge made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Professor of Sociology, Gary Younge, has been named as one of 29 new Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature, the charity that represents the voice of literature in the UK.

Gary has been awarded his fellowship in recognition of his books: Another Day in the Death of America, A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives and The Speech, The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream. 

Commenting on the fellowship, Gary said, ‘[Literature] gives us the chance of not just sympathy, but empathy and even – arguably – solidarity.’

Gary has recorded a short video in which he explains why he thinks literature matters and the possibilities that literature creates for readers.

The full list of 2021 Royal Society of Literature Fellows and Honorary Fellows can be found at https://rsliterature.org/.

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