Penelope Lively, DBE, FRSL has written fiction for both children and adults. She won the Booker Prize with her novel Moon Tiger and the Carnegie Medal with The Ghost of Thomas Kempe. She has also been shortlisted for the Costa Prize and has won the Whitbread Award. She is a Fellow of the RSL, served for six years on the Board of the British Library, and in 1989 she was awarded an OBE, and in 2001 a CBE. She was appointed DBE for services to literature in 2012. She has served as Chair of the Management Committee.