Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards
Welcome to the André Simon Book Awards - the prestigious annual awards for food and drink books

On behalf of the trustees, I would like to welcome you and say that we are looking forward to receiving your entries for the 2022 Awards.

Fozia IsmailThis year we are delighted to welcome Fozia Ismail as the assessor for the food books this year. Fozia is a scholar, cook and founder of Arawelo Eats, a platform for exploring politics, identity and colonialism through East African food. She has worked with a range of cultural institutions on links between food, power and empire in the arts including London School of Economics, Museum of London, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern, National Trust, Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic and Arnolfini. When not critically eating her way through life's messiness she can be found plotting with dhaqan collective, a Somali feminist art collective based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol.

Rose Murray Brown MWMatt Walls will be judging the drink books. Matt is an award-winning freelance wine writer, author and consultant who contributes to various UK and international publications such as Imbibe, Club Oenologique and Decanter, where he is a contributing editor. He also helps restaurants develop exceptional wine lists, judges wine and food competitions and presents trade and consumer tastings and masterclasses. He is Panel Chair for the Rhône at the Decanter World Wine Awards. His latest book Wines of the Rhône was shortlisted for the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2021.

Books can now be submitted and the criteria, rules and the application form can be found under 2022 awards. A copy of each book entered should be sent to the Chairman, Trustees, the Secretary and the relevant assessor - six copies in all. If you are entering books do contact Katie Lander on for the address details, books need to be sent individually to the Trustees and assessors. The closing date is 25 November 2022 and the shortlist will be announced in early December.

Publishers are invited to submit books as they are published. This 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 who will be able to help.

We look forward to receiving the books for the 2022 awards.


"Bravo to this year's winners who managed to stand out among an impressive 160 entries across the Food and Drink categories. Baking with Fortitude provides access to a true artisan's lifetime of work, Eating to Extinction addresses the urgent environmental issues around food in an original and powerful way. The wine-centred drinks books include regional explorations from the classic wines of Burgundy to contemporary South American Wine, some of which have never before been documented in the English-language"

Nick Lander, Chair of the André Simon Memorial Fund

2021 Award Winners
Baking with Fortitude
by Dee Rettali

Inside Burgundy
by Jasper Morris MW

The John Avery award:
The South America Wine Guide
by Amanda Barnes

Special Commendation:
Eating to Extinction
by Dan Saladino (Jonathan Cape)

See all Past Award Winners »

Dee Rettali Food winner - 2021

Jasper Morris Drinks winner - 2021

Amanda Barnes The John Avery Award - 2021

Dan saladino Special Commendation - 2021