Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Fourth Estate and Bloomsbury score at Food Writers Awards 26.06.09 Katie Allen REORTING IN tHE bOOKSELLER
Fourth Estate and Bloomsbury were the big winners at last night’s Guild of Food Writers Awards, which took place in Lincoln’s Inn, London. Food critic Egon Ronay presented the awards.
Guy Watson and Jane Baxter’s Riverford Farm Cook Book(Fourth Estate) won two awards, the Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food and the Jeremy Round Award for the Best First Book.
Heston Blumenthal picked up the Food Book of the Year Award for The Big Fat Duck Cookbook (Bloomsbury).The Cookery Book of the Year Award went to Mark Hix for British Seasonal Food (Quadrille) and the Kate Whiteman Award for Work on Food and Travel went to Fuchsia Dunlop forShark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper (Ebury). Ronay and cookery writer Mary Berry were presented Lifetime Achievement Awards by Guild president Jane Suthering. Guild of Food Writers