Honno is managed by an enthusiastic committee of volunteer women from Wales, who meet regularly to support the staff, discuss the books, manage the finances and determine the strategic direction of Honno. They have a wide mix of different work experiences and are from all over Wales. Our only rules for committee members are that they must be Welsh women and Honno shareholders - and Honno cannot publish books by committee members.
Currently the Honno Committee Members are:
Jane Aaron is the editor of the Honno Classics English-language series. Born in Aberystwyth, she has now returned to the town and taken up her old place on the Honno Committee once again.
Eurwen Booth: Eurwen found Honno its present home in Ceredigion and successfully applied for funding for office space and computer equipment - also housing a whole stock of books at home during the process! She was the assistant to Honno's first funded editor, Elin ap Hywel.
Cathryn Charnell-White: For Cathryn Charnell-White, an eighteenth-century specialist and editor of an anthology of Early Modern Welsh women's poetry (Beirdd Ceridwen), her involvement with the Honno committee is an extension of her interest in Welsh literature and women's studies.
Julia Forster is a freelance writer and critic based in Machynlleth. Her book, MUSES, was published in 2007 and she is currently writing her début novel when she isn't looking after her two young children.
Catriona Graham: Catriona has been following HONNO's fortunes since it started and, after many years working in senior management in local government, escaped in time to do some of the things she's always wanted to do, like getting involved with HONNO.
Luned Meredith:Luned Meredith is one of the Honno founder members. Her main interest originally was to spark an interest in forgotten women writers and their work. Born in Cardiff and brought up in Bangor, she now lives in Llanuwchllyn.
Rosanne Reeves:One of the founder members of Honno back in 1986 who helped to keep the show on the road before Elin ap Hywel was appointed as our first paid Editor.
Now translates for Honno and represents the press at book launches in Cardiff and south Wales.
Gwyneth Tyson Roberts: Gwyneth Roberts taught English in Baghdad and Lisbon, and linguistics in the Department of Cultural Studies, University of East London, before moving to Aberystwyth in 1994. She edited the Honno anthology on Welsh women's experiences of living and working abroad (Even the Rain is Different), and has a particular interest in language issues and women's writing in 19th century Wales.
Janet Thomas: Janet worked for several years in publishing in London before moving back home to Aberystwyth, where she is a freelance editor. She was Honno Editor for two years, and has edited several Honno anthologies, before joining the committee.