London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2018:SHORTLIST REVEALED

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Gambia represented for the first time in Bookstore of the Year category

LONDON, 09 March 2018:The shortlist for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2018 has been announced, with Brazil leading the way with five nominations, closely followed by USA with four, and a record-high 27 countries represented overall.

The awards celebrate excellence in seventeen categories, including international publishing, bookselling, academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation.

Retailers from across the world are nominated for the Bookstore of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners (a UK book wholesaler), with 3 bookshops shortlisted:

•           Carturesti (Romania)

•           Timbooktoo (Gambia)

•           The Uppsala English Bookshop (Sweden)

Gambia is represented for the first time in the award’s five-year history, for Bookstore of the Year.

Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair, said:“It is fantastic to see 27 countries represented in the 2018 International Excellence Awards shortlist, a record-high in the awards five-year history which I think highlights the growth, breadth and diversity of these awards and the global book industry showcased at The London Book Fair. The impressive developments of the industry are illustrated by the fantastic achievements of all the nominees - their determination and passion to bring books to a wider audience through their initiatives is inspiring.  I’m delighted to welcome the shortlistees to The London Book Fair in April to give them a platform to showcase their success”.

The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards ceremony is an invitation-only event, and takes place on Tuesday 10 April 2018 in The Conference Centre, Olympia, London.

For further information, please contact:

Edwina Boyd-Gibbons at Midas Public Relations