Hospital Club names its publishing stars

Hospital Club names its publishing stars

The founders of NoBrow Press, the director of Curtis Brown Creative, and a 13-year-old writer have been voted among the top 10 most innovative and influential people working in publishing by The Hospital Club's h.Club100.

The h.Club100 is run by the Hospital Club, a members'  club for the creative industries, in association with the Guardian Culture Professionals Network.

Winners in 10 categories were announced last night (Monday 18th November).

John Bond and Annabel Wright of Whitefox, which provides publishing services; Anna Davis, director of Curtis Brown Creative, a writing school run by Curtis Brown literary agency; and Alex Spiro and Sam Arthur, founders of London-based independent publishers NoBrow Press are among those named in the publishing and writing top 10.

John Holt, founder of LAW (Lives and Works), a limited edition bi-annual magazine; Bloomsbury author Seb Emina; 13-year-old Zoom Rockman, a London schoolboy who writes and illustrates his own comic, The Zoom!; author and illustrator Laura Dockrill [pictured], author of Darcy Burdock (Random House Children's Publishing); London-based author and writing blogger Joanna Penn; and Anne Perry and Jared Shurin, founders of The Kitschies awards, also feature.

The Literary Platform, a consultancy which supports writers in the digital age, was named in the top 10 in the Creative Entrepreneurs category sponsored by the British Council.

From an initial longlist of nominations submitted by industry experts, 29 names made the shortlist for each category, along with one "Wildcard" nomination submitted by members of the public to the Guardian Culture Network Site.

This list of 30 names was opened to a public vote, and the 10 nominees with the highest votes in each category went on to make the final 100.

The h.Club 100 also includes categories for fashion and film among others.