Vintage assistant editor Kay Peddle has been awarded the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2011 for her Brain Shots audiobooks project for Bodley Head.
She received the prize, which recognises the professional achievements of women in publishing yesterday evening (5th May). Helen Fraser, former Penguin UK m.d., delivered the keynote speech on women and success.
Kate Jury, chair of the prize-awarding committee, said: "The committee's warmest congratulations go to Kay Peddle on winning the first of the new Kim Scott Walwyn prizes, sponsored by the Society of Young Publishers and the Publishing Training Centre.
"The judging committee were very impressed by both Kay's achievements, and by her clear-sighted analysis of how she could use her skills and experience to reach out to new and different audiences. We hope her achievements will inspire women from all areas of publishing to apply for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize next year."
Peddle receives £1,000, sponsored by the SYP, as well as a one-day course of her choice, courtesy of the Publishing Training Centre.