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Carcanet win Northern Small Press of the Year Award!

Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

Regional Small Press Award Winner badge Carcanet are thrilled to announce that we are the winner of the British Book Award for Small Press of the Year in the Northern region! The winners were announced lat night (13th March) at the London Book Fair with Wild Things Books winning the inaugural overall Small Press of the Year award.

We were honoured to be shortlisted last month alongside our friends at Comma Press, Smokestack Books, Dead Ink and Bluemoose Books, and so grateful to have been given this award.

We'd like to thank the judges, The Bookseller, all of our incredible, hardworking authors, editors and translators and our team here in Manchester. Independent publishing is vital, and the creation of this award category is a victory for all small presses. This is an honour; we are very thankful. A special mention to Comma Press who were highly commended at the awards last night too - we're proud to work alongside you, and of all the work you do.

No Text 'For a first year, the award has showcased the range of brilliant publishing across the regions of England, and countries of Wales, Scotland and Ireland. At a time when publishing is so-corporate heavy, and so-centralised in London, it's vital that we recognise and support the diversity of publishers as well-established as Carcanet, and as new as b small publishing. All are winners.'
- Philip Jones, Head Judge 

 Read the official announcement and the full list of winners here at The Bookseller






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