Award winners announced at Xmas party

Award winners were announced on 7 December 2016

The Pandora Award

The winner was Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow.

Kate said: “It’s such an honour to have won the 2016 Pandora Award, not just in the context of this year’s shortlist, but in the shadow of book industry greats including Gail Rebuck, Carole Blake and Marjorie Scardino.

At a time in the industry’s evolution when we are thinking so hard about diversity, it remains important to recognise and celebrate women in the business. In a year in which none of the big publishers is run by a woman, it is perhaps interesting that all of the women on the shortlist have created their own jobs in the industry. ”

Justine Solomons of Byte the Book was runner up,  and Alison Jones was highly commended.

New Venture Award

The winner was Sam Hall, Wordsmithery

Runner up, Bel Greenwood and Lynne Bryan of ruralwrites