Advisory Committee for PLR - new member

Writer and translator Daniel Hahn appointed to the PLR Advisory Committee

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We are pleased to announce that Daniel Hahn has been appointed to the British Library Advisory Committee for Public Lending Right. Daniel is an award winning translator of adult and children’s books, an author and an editor of major works including The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain and Ireland and The Oxford Guide to Children’s Literature. A former chair of the Translators Association and the Society of Authors, as well as national programme director of the British Centre for Literary Translation, Daniel has long been an active supporter of a number of literary organisations including English PEN, The Children's Bookshow and Modern Poetry in Translation. He has also long been an active campaigner for PLR. His comments on it can be found in the following case study on our website.  

The Advisory Committee was established to provide expert advice to the British Library on the operation of the UK PLR Scheme and to represent the views of PLR stakeholders. The Committee is made up of a Chair and six members: two members representing registered authors, two representing the public library community and two from the wider PLR constituency.

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