Bonnier Zaffre held its 2018 preview evening on Thursday 8th February at One Whitehall Place.
Guests included L-R Bonnier Zaffre’s publishing director Eleanor Dryden, Anton Du Beke, chair of Federation of Children's Book Groups Jane Etheridge, Joy Court and SLA’s Tricia Adams.
John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury front row were honoured on Thursday 8th February with a BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award. They are pictured alongside the judges L-R Diana Gerald, Anthony Browne, Baroness Floella Benjamin, Nicolette Jones, Joseph Coelho and Lauren Child.
On Wednesday 7th February, the winners of the CMI Management Book of the Year Awards were announced at a ceremony at the British Library. Pictured are the Motion Graphics BA students from Greenwich-based Ravensbourne College, who were tasked to make videos supporting the five winning books. L-R Victor Amoda, Matthew Eade, Ruth Nichols, Anthony Hollis (competition winner), Steven Bonnet, Nawaraj Gurung and Shona Watt. The full list of winners can be found here.
Faber returned to the Crypt in Farringdon on Tuesday 6th February for its Spring Party, held to showcase and celebrate its 2018 list.
Hachette Children’s Group celebrated the launch of Jessica Townsend’s debut novel Nevermoor at the Dorchester Hotel on Tuesday 6th February.
Author Stuart Turton centre celebrated the launch of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Bloomsbury) at Goldsboro Books in London on Tuesday 6th February. Guests included DHH Literary Agency’s Harry Illingworth and Marsh Agency’s Jemma McDonagh.
Neil Chue Hong proposed to his girlfriend Stephanie Mlot at Wigtown’s Open Book second-hand bookshop during its annual Big Bang festival weekend, which took place on 2nd-4th February.
Tibetan monk Gelong Thubten and mental health advocate Ruby Wax right joined Janet Stewart at Chorleywood Bookshop to celebrate the publication of their new title How to be Human (Penguin Life). The sold-out event took place on Friday 2nd February.
Tony De Saulles recorded a radio show with Bex at Fun Kids Radio! on Tuesday 30th January, ahead of the publication of his new children’s title Bee Boy (OUP). (©Fraser Hutchinson)