Novelist Rose Tremain has been made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours list.
Meanwhile poet and novelist Jackie Kay, the Scots Makar, receives a CBE. Sir Elton John, author of autumn memoir Me (Macmillan), is made a Companion of Honour.
Among those receiving OBEs are artist and author David Shrigley, for services to visual arts, former Reading Agency c.e.o. Sue Wilkinson, for services to literature and writing, and author and cook Nigel Slater.
Literary agent Felicity Bryan gets an MBE for services to publishing.