Frances Ryan was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.
Dr. Frances Ryan is a columnist and reporter for The Guardian, and author of Crippled. Ryan was highly commended for the Georgina Henry Prize at the 2020 National Press Awards, as well as highly commended Specialist Journalist of the Year in 2019. She was shortlisted for the 2020 Paul Foot Award for Investigative Journalism, and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2019. Ryan has a doctorate in politics from The University of Nottingham.