On behalf of the trustees of the award I would like to welcome you and say that we are looking forward to receiving your entries for 2016. Submissions can now be forwarded and the criteria, rules and application form can be found under 2016 awards. All the information on where to send the books can be found under entry details. The closing date is 18 November 2016 and the shortlist will be announced in early December.
This year we are delighted to welcome Bee Wilson as the assessor for the food books. Bee is a food writer and historian. She is the author of five books on food-related subjects including First Bite: How We Learn to Eat, which won the Special Commendation award at the André Simon Food and Drink Book awards 2015. She has written on food and other subjects for a wide range of publications including The Guardian, The London Review of Books and the New York Times magazine. She is the chair of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.
Fiona Beckett will be judging the drink books this year. An award-winning food and wine writer, Fiona has written for most of the national press in her time. She is currently the wine columnist for the Guardian and a contributing editor to Decanter magazine as well as publishing her own highly successful website matchingfoodandwine.com. She has written 23 food and wine books, most recently Fiona Beckett's Cheese Course.
Publishers are invited to submit books as they are published which enables the trustees and assessors to have more time to read and consider the books. Do try to get your entries in as soon as possible.
If you have any queries please contact Katie Lander, the Fund's organiser, at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to help you.
We look forward to receiving the books for the 2016 awards.
Five Quarters: Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome
by Rachel Roddy
by Suzanne Mustacich
The John Avery award:
Everyday Super Food
by Jamie Oliver
by Bee Wilson