Michael Holroyd

Michael Holroyd

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Michael Holroyd, CBE, CLit is an English biographer and served as Chair of the Management Committee from 1973 to 1983, as well as president of the RSL from 2003 to 2008. In 1985 he served three years as president of the English branch of PEN and in 2006 was awarded the Golden PEN Award. He has also been awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize and the David Cohen Prize for literature and was knighted in 2007.