Barbara Hayes

Barbara Hayes was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Barbara Hayes is Deputy Chief Executive of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, a not-for-profit, non-union organisation, established in 1977 and wholly owned by the 95,000 authors in its membership. ALCS collects money for secondary uses of its members’ work, including photocopying, retransmission in the UK and overseas, digital reproduction, educational recording and repeat use via the Internet. Barbara regularly lobbies in parliament for writers’ rights, was elected Chair of the Society of Audiovisual Authors in Brussels, is Company Secretary of the International Authors Forum and in 2016 became Chair of the Public Lending Right Steering Committee.

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