International Excellence Award 2021 Winners

International Excellence Award 2021 Winners

We caught up with the winners of the 2021 International Excellence Awards during this years Online Book Fair. They discussed their prize-winning work and the pressing issues within their area of publishing.

Audiobook Publisher of the Year Award Findaway

Now in its third year, Audiobook Publisher of the Year was awarded to Findaway Voices (USA). The judges said the organisation “demonstrated such strong commitment to developing a wider and more open audiobook world, for authors, publishers and listeners alike.  We felt that Findaway Voices offers fresh opportunities for authors and narrators to create wonderful, high-quality recordings that reach existing audiobook fans – and create new ones – across the globe.”

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Bookstore of the Year Award Cărturești

Romania’s Cărturești won The Bookstore of the Year Award, being praised by judges for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. They said Cărturești’s “online offering and activities, and the grant programme subsidised from their sales to support local writers, demonstrated their sense of responsibility for the community. All of this in a stunning building imaginatively converted into a bookshop that we all wanted to visit as soon as we can.”

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Educational Learning Resources Award Karadi Path Education

Karadi Path Education Company won the Educational Learning Resources Award, having been shortlisted for the category in 2020. View this session to find out more about their winning entry.

Inclusivity Award: Hachette

This year’s Inclusivity in Publishing Award, supported by the Publishers Association, was awarded to Hachette UK. The judges noted the incredible work being done by the wider shortlist, saying that they “were particularly impressed this year by the number of smaller independent presses doing fantastic work across inclusivity in publishing, and Lantana Publishing being in the shortlist is fully representative of this.” They added that “the judging panel awarded Hachette UK with the Inclusivity in Publishing Award given their clear commitment to embed their D&I strategy across all levels and functions of the business, whilst also being fully transparent during this process. We felt this holistic and open approach was in many ways setting the standard for the UK publishing industry.”

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Library of the Year Ghana Library

The Ghana Library Authority took home The Library of the Year Award, with judges saying it “really struck us as an amazing story of transformation and an example of how library services can tackle some of the most pressing social issues confronting their users. From using technology to support remote learning to promoting information skills, literacy and reading, this is a great example of the difference a quality library can make.”

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Literary Translation Trinta Zero Nove

The Literary Translation Initiative Award went to Mozambique’s Editora Trinta Zero Nove. Judges commented on the high standard of both the winner and the shortlisted organisations, saying “all of the initiatives on this year’s shortlist are exceptional, and might serve as valuable models of how translators and translation should be supported and promoted – they are all, each in their own way, great examples to be followed. Of these, we found the ground-breaking Editora Trinta Zero Nove (which made last year’s shortlist) especially inspiring – it’s an imaginative, dynamic and visionary programme of activity. We couldn’t be more excited to have it as our 2021 winner.”

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Rights Professional of the Year: Nora Mercurio

Nora Mercurio from Suhrkamp Verlag (Germany) was named winner of the Rights Professional Award,  Wiew this session to find out more about their winning entry.

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