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Bread and Roses Award to host radical book fair
01.10.12 | Joshua Farrington
The work of radical authors and publishers will be highlighted at a one-day radical book fair planned for 2013.
The trustees of the Bread and Roses Award, which annually rewards the best in radical publishing, are organising a one-day event on Saturday 11th May at Conway Hall in London. It will feature author discussions and panels, alongside stalls from publishers and bookshops.
The event will also coincide with the announcement of the winner of the Bread and Roses Award. Nominations for the prize, the second one to be awarded, were opened today, with publishers invited to submit their titles for consideration.
Last year David Graeber was the winner, accepting the £1,000 prize for his book Debt: The First 5,000 Years (Melville House). Judges this year include Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London, and writer and academic Nina Power.
Nik Gorecki, a trustee and member of the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, said: "Last year seemed a good time to launch an award for radical publishing and we were pleased that nominations came from the general trade as well as from established radical publishers. The award has been welcomed by publishers, writers and booksellers and we hope that by adding a bookfair element this year more people will become involved in the Bread and Roses project."
Entries must be non-fiction, and writers must live in the UK. Nominations are open until January 13th, 2013.