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Solomon, Nicola

Nicola Solomon

Elected: 2019

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Nicola Solomon is Chief Executive of the Society of Authors. Her role includes protecting authors’ interests in negotiations/disputes with publishers and agents, and campaigning for authors’ rights, including copyright, e-book rights, Public Lending Right, defamation reforms and freedom of speech. Nicola has an in depth knowledge of the publishing industry and the many associated legal areas, from copyright and defamation, to privacy, data protection and contract. Nicola is a solicitor who was previously with leading media firm Finers Stephens Innocent for 25 years, specialising in intellectual property and media law, Nicola is Director of Literary and Dramatic Works at the British Copyright Council and a committee member of the International Authors Forum.

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Fellows are nominated by peers and elected by our Council of writers – our governing Board. Being elected a Fellow of the RSL is a lifetime honour. This role gives them the opportunity to support other writers, readers and the future of literature. The RSL connects writers in the Fellowship to one another, and to a wider readership.