Shooting Star

There has been Shooting Star, the member of the Rising Stars list we want to give that extra bit of recognition, since 2014.

The Shooting Star is backed by the Frankfurt Book Fair which awards the recipient with a package to help further their career, which includes a free trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair, including travel and accommodation, a 6-day ticket to the Business Club including access to all Book Fair conferences, inclusion in key Book Fair events, invitations to exclusive networking receptions and introductions to industry insiders.

The Shooting Star title has previously gone to: Conville & Walsh agent Sophie Lambert in 2014, agent Valeria Huerta in 2015, editor Emma Smith in 2016, agent Adam Gauntlett in 2017, and Picador senior commissioning editor Sophie Jonathan in 2018, Pan Macmillan head of international sale, Europe & Middle East Laura Ricchetti in 2019.  The 2020 Shooting Star is Indira Birnie, Penguin Random House senior manager, audiences.