31 December 2008


The 2009 New Year Honours List is out. Reading through it, I find:

Knights Bachelor

Terence David John PRATCHETT, OBE
Author. For services to literature.
(Salisbury, Wiltshire)

Order of the British Empire
Officers of the Order of the British Empire

Jane Mary, Mrs GARDAM
Author. For services to Literature.
Members of the Order of the British Empire
Co-Founder, Bookstart Project. For services to Children's Reading.
(Barnet, Hertfordshire)

Sir Terence, of course, is the author of the Discworld series, including The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, winner of the 2001 Carnegie Medal. Jane Gardam OBE is the author of several children's books, including The Hollow Land, 1981 winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. Wendy Cooling MBE has edited numerous books for children. Bookstart is a books-for-babies programmme, which delivers free books to babies and toddlers in the UK.

The names of military personnel (and MOD civilians) included on the Honours List can be found here.

(Left: Insignia of a knight bachelor. Right: Emblem of a member of the Order of the British Empire.)

1 comment:

Jen Robinson said...

Very nice! Thanks for the head's up. And Happy New Year!