Awards that’ll raise eyebrows
CAROLINE MICHEL The 59-year-old has been chief executive of literary agency Peters Fraser & Dunlop since 2007, as well as personally representing some of Britain’s best-known writers. The divorced mother-of-three also chairs the Hay literary festival and the BFI Trust, while serving as vice president of the London Library. Her clients include:
SIR SIMON SCHAMA The 73-year-old historian found fame with his BBC series A History Of Britain in 2000. He backed Remain during the EU referendum.
JEANETTE WINTERSON CBE Now 58, her semi-autobiographical novel Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, published when she was 25, described the strain of dealing
with lesbian feelings while living in conservative Accrington, Lancashire.
DR GUS CASELY-HAYFORD OBE The 5 - year-old museum curator, born in South London to parents of Ghanaian heritage, has had a successful academic and broadcasting career. The pair who received awards despite sitting on honours committees:
KANYA KING CBE The 9-year-old founded the cutting-edge Mobo (Music of Black Origin) Awards in 1996 to celebrate the diversity of urban music.
NAOMI CLIMER CBE Aged 53, she was the first female president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. She was also controller of technology at BBC News.