Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Simon & Schuster triumphs at English PEN quiz

The Bookseller - 23.11.10 - Neill Denny

Simon & Schuster triumphed at last night's English PEN Quiz, knocking reigning champions the Guardian into second place, while The Bookseller team came third.

The event, held at RIBA in central London on 22nd November, saw a strong turn-out of book trade teams with Waterstone's, the London Book Fair, Random House, Faber, Hachette, Orion, Little, Brown, Penguin, Nielsen Book and the Association of Author's Agents all entering. The Times, Prospect and the Independent represented Fleet Street.

The fundraising event raised £6,000 to help oppressed writers around the world. It was organised by Colman Getty and hosted by writer and comedian David Baddiel.

The winners received 10 signed bottles of Andrew Motion's Poet Laureate sherry.

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