Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellows are those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of literature as publishers, agents, librarians, booksellers or producers, or who have rendered special service to the Society.

Julia Abel Smith

Elected: 2008

Melanie Abrahams

Elected: 2020
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Sandra Agard

Elected: 2022

Clare Alexander

Elected: 2021

David Altaras

Elected: 1996

Linda Anderson

Elected: 2020
Image credit: Phyllis Christopher

Adjoa Andoh

Elected: 2022

Suresh Ariaratnam

Elected: 2022

Syima Aslam

Elected: 2019

Neil Astley

Elected: 2018
Image credit: Adrian Pope

Pete Ayrton

Elected: 2019
Image credit: Max Farrar

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf

Elected: 2019

Nick Barley

Elected: 2018

Nicola Beauman

Elected: 2022

Sharmilla Beezmohun

Elected: 2019

Xandra Bingley

Elected: 2019

Julie Blake

Elected: 2022

Ruth Borthwick

Elected: 2018

Mair Bosworth

Elected: 2020

Tony Brown

Elected: 2020

Jenny Brown

Elected: 2021
Image credit: Sandy Young Photography

Margaret Busby

Elected: 2017

Liz Calder

Elected: 2018

David Campbell

Elected: 2018
Image credit: Adrian Pope

Colin Chisholm

Elected: 2018
Image credit: Adrian Pope

Michael Codron

Elected: 2019

Gill Coleridge

Elected: 2021
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Jon Cook

Elected: 2021

Steve Cook

Elected: 2022

James Daunt

Elected: 2017

Kwame Dawes

Elected: 2018

Steve Dearden

Elected: 2022

Jonathan Douglas

Elected: 2021

Peter Florence

Elected: 2018

Joy Francis

Elected: 2022
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Andrew Franklin

Elected: 2018

Dan Franklin

Elected: 2019

Anthony Gardner

Elected: 2004

Helen Garnons-Williams

Elected: 2022

Kate Gavron

Elected: 2020

David Godwin

Elected: 2020

Lennie Goodings

Elected: 2020
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Victoria Gray

Elected: 2021

Jane Gregory

Elected: 2022

Barbara Hayes

Elected: 2018

Christie Hickman

Elected: 2022

Andrew Holgate

Elected: 2020

Richard Hollis

Elected: 2019

Sarah Hosking

Elected: 2021
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Nicholas Hytner

Elected: 2019
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Derek Johns

Elected: 2018
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Paula Johnson

Elected: 2008

Nicolette Jones

Elected: 2022

Roly Keating

Elected: 2018

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Elected: 2018
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HRH The Duke of Kent

Elected: 1978

Sharmaine Lovegrove

Elected: 2021

Christopher MacLehose

Elected: 2021

Shirley May

Elected: 2020

Julian May

Elected: 2022

Susheila Nasta

Elected: 2019

Alastair Niven

Elected: 2021

Sir Christopher Ondaatje

Elected: 2003

Deirdre Osborne

Elected: 2022

Ursula Owen

Elected: 2020

Stephen Page

Elected: 2019
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Polly Pattullo

Elected: 2022

Ruthie Petrie

Elected: 2021

Jeremy Poynting

Elected: 2018

Alexandra Pringle

Elected: 2017

Stuart Proffitt

Elected: 2019

Simon Prosser

Elected: 2021

Fiammetta Rocco

Elected: 2021

Dick Russell

Elected: 2018

Marina Salandy-Brown

Elected: 2020

Sarah Sanders

Elected: 2020

Patricia Schute

Elected: 1991

Kadija Sesay

Elected: 2021

William Sieghart

Elected: 2019

Nicola Solomon

Elected: 2019
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Wole Soyinka

Elected: 1983

Di Speirs

Elected: 2022

Nicholas Spice

Elected: 2019

Tom Sutcliffe

Elected: 2020

David Sutton

Elected: 2012

Nathalie Teitler

Elected: 2018
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Boyd Tonkin

Elected: 2020

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Elected: 2019
Image credit: Charlie Hopkinson

HRH The Prince of Wales

Elected: 2002

Mary-Kay Wilmers

Elected: 2017

Gaby Wood

Elected: 2021
Image credit: Clara Molden

Lola Young, Baroness of Hornsey

Elected: 2020