Christopher MacLehose was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2021.
Christopher MacLehose was for 20 years the publisher of Harvill Press and then established MacLehose Press with Quercus and later with Hachette, and in 2021 founded Mountain Leopard Press, an imprint of Welbeck. He has spent his life in publishing bringing literature in translation of the highest standard to Anglo-Saxon readers. He has published literature and crime fiction in translation from more than thirty-five languages, and prize-winning from many cultures. He was given the London International Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.