Trailblazer Awards 2024 Shortlist Revealed

Trailblazer Awards 2024 Shortlist Revealed

LONDON, Monday 26 February 2024: The London Book Fair (LBF) has today revealed the shortlist for the Trailblazers Awards 2024, celebrating eighteen industry professionals in their first 10 years of working in the industry, who are demonstrating creativity, dedication and innovation in their roles within the book industry.

L-R: Renae Prince, Nick Ash, Amelia Warren, Daniel Li

Now in their ninth year, the awards are run by The London Book Fair, in partnership with the Publishers Association (PA), the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) and BookBrunch.  

The Trailblazer Awards 2024 Shortlist:

  1. Amelia Warren, Commissioning Editor for Picture Books, Templar Books
  2. April Peake, Commissioning Editor, Penguin Random House
  3. Cassie Rocks, Marketing Manager, HarperCollins & Co-director, The FLIP (Female Leadership in Publishing)
  4. Daniel Yang Li, Marketing and Art Director, Sinoist Books
  5. Ella Horne, Marketing Director, Quercus 
  6. Euan Tait, Events Manager, The Portobello Bookshop
  7. Humairaa Dudhwala, Assistant Editor, Manchester University Press
  8. Jennifer Watson, Designer, Author and Founder of Dodo and Dinosaur ®
  9. Laura Dolan, Key Account Sales Manager, Ingram Content Group UK
  10. Molly Powell, Publisher Director, Hodderscape
  11. Niamh Anderson, Senior Publicity Manager, Little Brown Book Group
  12. Nick Ash, Rights Manager, Bonnier Books UK
  13. Rebecca Parkinson, Marketing Coordinator, Manchester University Press
  14. Renae Prince, Online Manager, Fane
  15. Robyn Watts, Senior Production Controller, The Locked Library Lead
  16. Rory Codd, Press Officer at Farshore, HarperCollins Publishers
  17. Sean Campbell, Managing Director and Editor in Chief, époque press
  18. Sydney Allen, Publishing Account Manager at Glassbox

Gareth Rapley, Director of The London Book Fair, said: “We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for this year’s Trailblazers Awards, highlighting the massive promise of the freshest faces in the book industry. This next generation of publishing professionals represents the bright future of our industry, as they bring their enthusiasm, creativity, and new and innovative ideas to the profession. Everyone on this list is paving the way forward through their exceptional work and passion for what they do, from bookselling to publicity, editing to marketing and design. My most sincere congratulations to the shortlisted Trailblazers. We cannot wait to announce the winners at The London Book Fair 2024.”

This year’s Trailblazers will be promoted across The London Book Fair’s social media channels and website, as well as in BookBrunch. Each winner will receive a coveted Trailblazer trophy along with a complimentary ticket to this year’s and next year’s fair, a one-week secondment with the Publishers Association, and a free subscription to BookBrunch.

The overall winners will be selected by a judging panel and announced on Wednesday 13th March at 9:30am on the Focus Theatre, on the second day of The London Book Fair, together with SYP, the PA and BookBrunch. More info here.

The London Book Fair (LBF) is the world’s largest spring book trade and publishing event and will return to its home at Olympia London from 12 – 14 March 2024. Visitor registration is now open, at this link.

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