Lisa Appignanesi receives OBE in New Year Honours List 2013

English PEN congratulates former president Lisa Appignanesi on receiving an OBE for services to literature in the the New Year Honours List 2013.

English PEN president Gillian Slovo said:

Lisa was a deputy president, then president, of English PEN for many productive years during which time, amongst other achievements, she led the No Offence Campaign that led to the addition of the ‘PEN Amendment‘ to the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006.  This OBE is a well deserved honour for her, for the literary establishment and for the free expression work of English PEN.