The London Book Fair 2019
LONDON, 12 March: The winners of The London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards have been announced at a prestigious ceremony, 12 March, on the first day of the Fair.
The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2019
India, USA and Indonesia lead the way, while China, UAE, South Africa, Finland, France, Belgium and Ukraine also shine
Espoo City Library (Finland) is the international Library of the Year
Fang Suo Commune (China) awarded Bookstore of the Year
Ukraine’s Book Arsenal Literary Festival named leading literary festival in the world
Booklava (UAE) wins Audiobook Publisher of the Year award
Porter Anderson (USA) takes home inaugural International Book Trade Journalist Award
Jessica Kingsley was awarded The London Book Fair’s Simon Master Chairman’s Award
Recipients of the awards, held in association with the Publishers Association, came from countries across five continents
In the Market Focus Indonesia categories, PT. Bestari Buana Murni was awarded The Market Focus Indonesia Children’s, Young Adult and Education Award, with judges remarking on “their ambitious and vast children’s publishing programme which sees over 300 new titles published each year, and their support of reader development through partnerships with libraries, UNICEF and Room to Read amongst others”. Bentang Pustaka won the Adult Trade Award, winning praise for their “broad scope in genres and innovative ideas to connect with readers”.
LBF 2019 was from 12-14 March 2019, Olympia London.