Dame Rose Tremain, DBE FRSL is an author whose work has been published in thirty countries. She has won the Orange Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, The Whitbread 'Novel of the Year' Award and the Prix Femina Étranger in France. She is currently Chancellor of the University of East Anglia and has twice judged the Booker Prize for Fiction. Already Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), Tremain was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to writing. She has served on the SoA's Management Committee.