The winners 2016

  • The 2016 Trailblazers

    Our 2016 Trailblazer Winners were announced at a ceremony at the Covent Garden Hotel in February and will be celebrated again at the LBF International Excellence Awards. Find out more below.

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  • Clio Cornish, HarperCollins

    Although incredibly young, Clio is wise beyond her years. With a gift for finding and developing editorial voices, she embraces every challenge thrown at her and adds new ones too. Her creativity is boundless, her attention to detail impeccable and her attitude unrivalled.

    Clio is quite simply a star.

    @ClioCornish

  • Diamond Kahn & Woods: Bryony Woods and Ella Kahn

    Bryony: @BryonyWoods
    Having co-founded DKW Literary Agency with Ella Kahn in 2012, aged 26, I now represent an exciting roster of successful authors. Our authors have been published around the globe and translated into 18 languages and counting, to much critical acclaim.

    Ella: @elladkahn
    Having gained an MA Publishing at UCL in 2010, Bryony Woods and I established our own literary agency in 2012, aged twenty-five. After three successful years in business we have expanded significantly, taking on a third agent, signing thirty-six clients and selling over thirty titles to major publishers.

  • George Burgess, Gojimo

    George Burgess is shaking up publishing. As with all great innovations, Gojimo grew out of one person’s frustration and inability to find a product that met his needs. When, as a 17-year-old student, George Burgess was unable to find a reliable app to help him study for his A Levels, he decided to create one himself.

    Working out of a shared office in Shoreditch with a small team of 6 (now 10) and a tiny marketing budget, Gojimo launched an innovative digital marketing and social media campaign that resulted in an impressive 1 in 5 GCSE students using the app to revise for their exams in 2015.

    @burgesg

  • Nick Coveney, Kings Road Publishing

    Nick joined the industry during a time of seismic change – the emergence of smart devices, apps, new narrative experiences, business models and burgeoning growth in Audio publishing. From Hodder, Hachette Children’s and most recently Bonnier Publishing, Nick has been a leading industry innovator creating award-winning and bestselling digital experiences.

    @nmjcoveney

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