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 2018, including travel and accommodation, a 6-day ticket to the Business Club (worth over €1,100) including access to all Book Fair conferences, inclusion in key Book Fair events, invitations to exclusive networking receptions and introductions to industry insiders.
The inaugural Shooting Star was Conville & Walsh agent Sophie Lambert, while agent Valeria Huerta was honoured in 2015. Editor Emma Smith received the accolade in 2016 and agent Adam Gauntlett took the title in 2017. The 2018 recipient is senior commissioning editor at Picador, Sophie Jonathan.