Literature hasn't featured much in the Queen's New Year's Honours List published today.
Congratulations go to:-
Historian and Author Lady Antonia Fraser CBE who has been created a Dame. She is the widow of playwright Harold Pinter and wrote a memoir about their life together, Must Yo Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter, published earlier this year and serialised on Radio 4.
Professor Susheila Nasta, founder and Editor of Wasafiri-a literary magazine for contemporary international literature- has received an MBE for Services to Black and Asian Literature.
A fellow member of Nottingham Writers' Club, Ron Booth received an MBE for Services to the Community in Nottinghamshire. Alongside his many voluntary activities, a number of his books have raised funds for charities he has been involved with. He also helped launch a project to get a memorial to the twenty VC holders in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
If you know someone who you think deserves to be awarded an honour you can find details of how to nominate them here.
I hope you have a fulfilling and successful 2011.
Happy New Year.