Tagged: Viv Bird

Booktrust to replace Amazon as award sponsor

Amazon will not be the sponsor of the next Booktrust Best Book Awards, which will take place in 2016, the charity has confirmed. Booktrust is... Read more

Northern Irish government cuts Bookstart funding

Booktrust says it is “very disappointed” that the Northern Ireland government has cut its Bookstart funding. The charity said 50,000 children “face disappointment” this year... Read more

Tony Harrison wins David Cohen Prize

Poet and playwright Tony Harrison has been awarded the £40,000 David Cohen Prize for literature, honouring his career. The prize was presented last night (26th... Read more

Booktrust made LBF charity of the year

Reading charity Booktrust has been chosen as The London Book Fair’s Charity of the Year for 2015, the year of Booktrust's 90th anniversary. Benefits will... Read more

Booktrust appoints Diana Gerald as chief executive

Reading charity Booktrust has appointed Diana Gerald as its new chief executive. Gerald replaces Viv Bird and will take up the position in March. Gerald... Read more

Booktrust’s Bird defends Amazon partnership

Outgoing Booktrust chief executive Viv Bird has defended Amazon’s sponsorship of the Booktrust Best Book Awards, even though it resulted in author Allan Ahlberg ... Read more

Booktrust’s Viv Bird to step down

Viv Bird will step down from her role as chief executive of Booktrust next year.   Bird said she had chosen to leave the job... Read more

Viv Bird: Bird's song

Ask Londoners what they associate Wandsworth with and there is a safe bet they won't come back with the word "books". The London borough has... Read more

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