the london book fair
11–13 March 2025
Olympia London

The London Book Fair Awards

The London Book Fair believes in celebrating industry professionals and their outstanding achievements.

Every year, we host our Trailblazer Awards to recognise and celebrate those who are taking the industry by storm, and honour an inspiring individual who has made a mark in the publishing world, with The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Trailblazer Awards

The Trailblazers Awards celebrate professionals who have demonstrated creativity and innovation, and have achieved notable accomplishments in the book industry. Nominees should be in their first 10 years of working in the industry, have demonstrated the ability to inspire others, and have had a positive impact.

The awards are run by LBF in partnership with the Publishers Association, supported by the Society of Young Publishers and BookBrunch.

The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award

The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual who has made a significant mark in the international book industry. Previous winners of this award have included Klaus Flugge, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Margaret Busby, Nigel Newton, and Dorotea Bromberg. Our 2024 winner was Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi, Chairman at Elsevier.

It is open to anyone in the business of books: publishers, agents, translators, distributors, printers, reviewers, librarians, association leaders, festival or awards founders - anywhere around the world.

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2024 Trailblazer Award Winners

Hear from from our 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

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