Joanna Trollope and Dan Snow in Queen's Birthday Honours roll-call
Congratulations are due to two of Clive Conway Productions favourite speakers, bith recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The novelist Joanna Trollope has been made a CBE while TV historian Dan Snow receives an MBE.
Joanna Trollope, who also received an OBE in 1996, has been writing for over 30 years and is well known for her enormously successful works of contemporary fiction. She has penned more than 20 highly acclaimed and bestselling novels, including The Rector's Wife, Marrying the Mistress, Daughters in Law and City of Friends.
After winning a scholarship to Oxford University, Joanna joined the Foreign Office and then became a teacher of English. She began writing “to fill the long spaces after the children had gone to bed” and for many years combined her writing career with working as a teacher.
In 2014, she updated Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility as the opening novel in the Austen Project. Her latest novel, An Unsuitable Match was published to great acclaim earlier this year.
Dan Snow, perhaps best known as The History Man, has spent the past 17 years producing programmes like Battlefield Britain, China’s Terracotta Army, Dan Snow's Norman Walks and Filthy Cities.
He is the son of the Tv journalist and presenter Peter ‘Swingometer’ Snow and leading Canadian broadcaster Ann MacMillan and a great-great-grandson of WWI Prime Minister David Lloyd George.
A former Oxford rowing blue, Dan originally planned a career in the software industry but presenting a BBC special on the battles of El Alamein alongside his father saw him change tack and quickly become a TV favourite as a history presenter.
He also runs the UK's most successful history podcast, Dan Snow's History Hit, which reaches almost a million listeners every month.