The London Book Fair 2016 will take place at Olympia, west London from April 12-14, 2016 and will again be a hub for literary activities and books extravaganza. Here’s more on what to expect at the fair.
The winners of the Trailblazer Awards were recently revealed at an event hosted by The London Book Fair in partnership with the Society of Young Publishers and BookBrunch. The winners of the first Trailblazer Awards are: George Burgess, entrepreneur and marketing lead at Gojimo; Clio Cornish, executive publisher at HarperCollins; Nick Coveney, head of digital at Kings Road Publishing; Ella Kahn, cofounder of DKW Literary Agency and Bryony Woods, co-founder of DKW Literary Agency.
The Trailblazer Awards invited members of the publishing industry to nominate themselves and others to find young publishers ‘trailblazing through their twenties’. The 2016 winners, who each demonstrated innovation and ambition in the book industry, will be honoured at the LBF International Excellence Awards on Tuesday 12th April.
Jacks Thomas, director of The London Book Fair, commented, “We have been blown away by the talent and energy exhibited by the entrants for the first Trailblazer Awards. The winners each stood out for the ways they are shaping the publishing industry of the future through their drive, determination, and willingness to innovate. They are true trailblazers.”
The pane l o f judge s included Jacks Thomas, BookBrunch’s Tobias Steed, John Athanasiou, director of People at HarperCollins, Seonaid MacLeod, campaigns manager at The Publishers Association, and Anna Cunnane, export sales manager at Kyle Books.
Six of the biggest writers in the world today are set to be spotlighted at The London Book Fair this year, following the unveiling of an extra special Authors of the Day lineup including global bestsellers Professor Nick Bostrom, Judith Kerr, and Marian Keyes.
The annual Author of the Day programme showcases one author each day of the fair, in a schedule that includes events, book signings, photo calls and meetings with international publishing contacts, plus a headline slot in the London Book & Screen Week event series.
The London Book Fair 2016
Authors of the Day are:
Mon 11 April – Professor Nick Bostrom, Quantum Conference Author of the Day
Tue 12 April – Marian Keyes, General Trade Author of the Day
Wed 13 April – Shakespeare, led by Tracy Chevalier, Howard Jacobson and Jeanette Winterson
Thu 14 April – Judith Kerr, Children’s Author of the Day
(as on 23/2/2016)
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