Definition of Companion of Literature in English:

Companion of Literature

noun

  • (in the UK) a holder of an honour awarded by the Royal Society of Literature and founded in 1961.

    • ‘He was Chairman of the Booker Prize Panel in 1977, was made Companion of Literature in 1978, and from 1980 to 1982 served on the Literature Panel of the Arts Council.’
    • ‘In 1978 he was made Companion of Literature and in 1985 was awarded the much prized Order of the Companion of Honour.’
    • ‘In 1974 she was elected a Companion of Literature and in 1979 was appointed CBE.’
    • ‘In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature.’
    • ‘He was awarded a CBE and was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature.’
    • ‘In 1999, he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature.’
    • ‘In 2001, Causley was also one of ten writers to be named a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature.’
    • ‘She received many honorary degrees and became a Companion of Literature in 1963.’
    • ‘Leslie was awarded a CBE in 1956 and was named a Companion of Literature in 1972.’
    • ‘The year before his death, he received the Companion of Literature from the British Royal Society of Literature.’
    • ‘Dame Edith was awarded the title of Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature at the age of 76 in 1963, the year before she died.’
    • ‘He was named Commander in the Order of the British Empire in 1956 and Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1972.’
    • ‘In the 1970s Koestler was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and a Companion of Literature.’
    • ‘Sybille was awarded the OBE in 1981 and was made a Companion of Literature in 1994.’
    • ‘She was awarded the OBE in 1967 and created DBE in 1993; she became a Companion of Literature in 1991.’
    • ‘Other honours include being named a Companion of the British Empire in 1966 and a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 2002.’
    • ‘He chaired the Booker Prize Panel in 1977, was made Companion of Literature in 1978, and served on the Literature Panel of the Arts between 1980 and 1982.’
    • ‘She was vice president of English PEN and one of Britain's nine Companions of Literature.’