Once again we are accepting entries from publishers. All books relating to food and drink are welcome including biography, science, travel and guidebooks.
The trustees appreciate how much work is put into the writing and publishing of these books. All books are discussed and considered by the trustees and assessors.
We are delighted to be joined this year by Caroline Conran as our food assessor. Caroline won the 2012 André Simon award for her latest book Sud de France. Assessing the drink books we are pleased to welcome Simon Loftus OBE, author and wine merchant. Simon's books include Puligny-Montrachet: Journal of a Village in Burgundy and The Invention of Memory: An Irish Family Scrapbook. Simon is now a non-executive director of Adnams of Southwold, the beer, wine and hotels business which he joined in 1969.
Last year we presented the first John Avery Award in memory of one of our founder trustees who contributed so much to the awards. This is a £1500 award presented to a food or wine book at the judges discretion.
There is no fee required in order to enter the awards. Publishers should just send a copy of each book to the Chairman, the trustees, the appropriate assessor and the Secretary to the fund. All the details are on this website along with the entry form which should be sent to the Secretary. If you have any questions please contact Katie Lander directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. We are now on twitter so you can follow us there on @andresimon for all the updates on closing dates, shortlists and the winners.
We look forward to receiving your entries for 2013.
SUD DE FRANCE
by Caroline Conran published by Prospect Books
by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz published by Penguin
The first John Avery award:
by Neal Martin published by Wine-Journal Publishing
by Jason C Anthony published by University of Nebraska Press