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Council Member is an accolade conferred on members of high standing who have been exceptional in their support of the SoA.

The Council has two powers: they elect the President and if the SoA ceases to exist for any reason, they will ensure that any assets are passed to a similar organisation. The everyday management of the SoA is carried out by the staff and the Management Committee.

  • Allan Ahlberg
  • Brian Aldiss
  • Alan Ayckbourn
  • Antony Beevor
  • Anthea Bell
  • Malorie Blackman
  • William Boyd
  • Simon Brett
  • A. S. Byatt
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • Wendy Cope
  • Lindsey Davis
  • Margaret Drabble
  • Maureen Duffy
  • Helen Dunmore
  • Nicholas Faith
  • Clare Francis
  • Antonia Fraser
  • Michael Frayn
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Victoria Glendinning
  • Joanne Harris
  • Ronald Harwood
  • Tom Holland
  • Michael Holroyd
  • William Horwood
  • Shirley Hughes
  • Steve Jones
  • Mark Le Fanu
  • Penelope Lively
  • David Lodge
  • Hilary Mantel
  • Ian McEwan
  • Roger McGough
  • Deborah Moggach
  • Jan Morris
  • Andrew Motion
  • V.S. Naipaul
  • Derek Parker
  • Jill Paton Walsh
  • Philip Pullman
  • Isabel Quigly
  • Ian Rankin
  • Piers Paul Read
  • Gillian Reynolds
  • JK Rowling
  • Anne Sebba
  • Hilary Spurling
  • Tom Stoppard
  • Claire Tomalin
  • Rose Tremain
  • William Trevor
  • Joanna Trollope
  • Sarah Waters
  • Fay Weldon
  • Jacqueline Wilson
  • Philip Ziegler




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