Kate Gavron was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2020.
Kate Gavron began her publishing career in production/design, culminating in director roles at Heinemann and Secker & Warburg. Presently, she chairs Carcanet Press (since 1988) and The Folio Society (since 2015). After a BSc in Social Anthropology (LSE), Gavron earned a PhD for a study of the British Bangladeshi community of Tower Hamlets. She also co-authored (with Michael Young and Geoff Dench), The New East End (Profile Books, 2006). She has served on the boards of Poetry Book Society, Virago Press, Granta Publications, Young Foundation, Runnymede Trust, Reprieve, BalletBoyz and two grant-making trusts.