Trailblazers Awards 2024 Winners Announced

Trailblazers Awards 2024 Winners Announced

LONDON, Monday 11 March 2024: The London Book Fair (LBF) has today revealed the winners of the Trailblazers Awards 2024, recognising some of the most exciting talent within their first ten years in the book industry.

Winners of the ninth annual Trailblazers Awards include a Marketing Manager and Co-director championing female leadership in publishing; an Assistant Editor commissioning in Middle Eastern Studies; a Publishing Director responsible for publishing numerous Sunday Times bestsellers; a Senior Publicity Manager and two-time winner of PPC Best Newcomer award; an Online Manager using her platform to champion debut authors and underrepresented voices; and a Press Officer specialising in children’s literature.

The winners of the 2024 Trailblazer Awards are:

  • Cassie Rocks, Marketing Manager, HarperCollins & Co-director, The FLIP (Female Leadership in Publishing)
  • Humairaa Dudhwala, Assistant Editor, Manchester University Press
  • Molly Powell, Publishing Director, Hodderscape
  • Niamh Anderson, Senior Publicity Manager, Little Brown Book Group
  • Renae Prince, Online Manager, Fane
  • Rory Codd, Press Officer at Farshore, HarperCollins Publishers

L-R: Cassie Rocks, Humairaa Dudhwala, Molly Powell, Niamh Anderson, Renae Prince, Rory Codd

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

Gareth Rapley, Director of The London Book Fair, said: “We are very excited to announce the winners of the 2024 Trailblazers Awards, ahead of The London Book Fair this week. Even early on in their careers, this year’s winners have already made huge contributions to the book industry. We are confident that they will continue to inspire by bringing their dedication, enthusiasm, and innovation to all they do. Congratulations to the Trailblazer winners – we are looking forward to celebrating your achievements at the Fair, and can’t wait to see what you do next.”

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

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.

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