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Trailblazer Awards 2022 Shortlist Unveiled

The London Book Fair recognises young talent in publishing

London, 17 March 2022. The shortlist for the 2022 Trailblazer Awards has been revealed today, celebrating nineteen industry professionals aged 30 years and under who are demonstrating creativity, dedication and innovation in their roles within the publishing industry.

Now in their seventh year, the awards are run by The London Book Fair, in partnership with the Publishers Association, supported by the Society of Young Publishers and BookBrunch.

The Trailblazer Awards 2022 Shortlist:

  • Bianca Manu, Partnerships & Strategy, Flipped Eye Publishing
  • Delayna Spencer, Senior Commissioning Editor, Sage Publishing
  • Divia Kainth, Head of Sales and Marketing, Sweet Cherry Publishing
  • Elle Brenton-Rounding, Senior Sales & Business Development Manager, Bonnier Books UK
  • Emma Petfield, Head of Digital Marketing, HarperCollins
  • Erin Murgatroyd, Senior Rights Manager, Nosy Crow
  • Hannah Bright, Senior Account Manager, Midas
  • Hayley Steed, Literary Agent, Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency
  • Humairaa Dudhwala, Assistant Editorial Controller, Manchester University Press
  • Isabella Levin, Creative Executive, Books That Matter
  • Joe Thomas, Senior Publicity Manager, HarperCollins
  • Katherine Totterdell, Editor, Class Professional Publishing
  • Kayla Jenkins, Social Media Campaign Manager, Fly on The Wall Press
  • Maria Omena-Neale, Books Marketing Executive, Sage Publishing
  • Marianne Tatepo, Publishing Director, Vintage, Square Peg, Penguin Random House
  • Rebecca Parkinson, Marketing Coordinator, Manchester University Press
  • Srishti Kadu, Procurement Controller, Taylor & Francis
  • Taliha Quadri, Freelance Editor and Proofreader, co-founder Selkie Publications CIC
  • Zoe Turner, Publicity Manager and Assistant Editor, Comma Press

Andy Ventris, Director at The London Book Fair, said: “The book world thrives thanks to the unparalleled passion and dedication of those working within the publishing industry, and this year’s Trailblazer shortlistees all demonstrate this incredible commitment to the written word. From editors and publicists to literary agents and sales executives, this shortlist features some of the most innovative young talent in the industry – our judges are going to have a hard job whittling this impressive group down to just five winners.”

Five overall winners will be selected by a judging panel and announced later this month by The London Book Fair, together with SYP, BookBrunch and the PA.

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