5 May 2015
The Society of Authors was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Ruth Rendell.
Ruth Rendell sat on the SoA’s Council and was a passionate supporter of the rights and interests of authors. As a Baroness she was an eloquent advocate for her profession in the House of Lords, speaking up for the importance of reading to both the economy and national cultural life, and lending her name to causes including literacy, Public Lending Right and support for emerging writers.
Ian Rankin and Simon Brett, fellow crimewriters and Council members, reflect on her life, work and legacy.