Author Tracy Chevalier is among six new people appointed to the board of the British Library.
Chevalier will serve a term of four years commencing on 1st April.
Other appointments to the board include Sir John Riblat, a property developer; Dr Simon Thurley, an architectural historian; and Professor Dame Helen Wallace, an officer of the British Academy.
The final two new board members are Jonathan Callaway and Martin Dickson.
The appointments are made by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid.