Piers Russell-Cobb was on a business trip to Japan and found time, to visit Masanori and Azumi Nishimura in their publishing house.

WELCOME TO NEW MGIP MEMBERS in 2016:

ANDREA PASQUINO , Whitestar, Italy

DAVID GRAHAM, Pavilion Books, London

MARC SAPIR, MoMa, New York

At the MGA summer meeting in Bucharest we were happy to welcome our new member:

ALEXANDRA PAPADAKIS – Papadakis Publishing, London

This is our bus Matilda

Welcome to Malawi



Our Motovun Book Bus Matilda was the highlight of the London Book Fair! The bus has arrived in Africa - and is based in Malawi.

As the bus was a former police car with separated space in the back, originally for accused, it was now ideally transformed with shelves into the library.



MGIP dinner at London Book Fair – April 11th, 2016

Lake Como Diary – by Pramod Kapoor

Heaven’s lake Exalted company and beautiful surroundings; what could be better? Lake Como is one of the most beautiful places in Italy, and to be there as part of the prestigious Motovun Group is a rare privilege. Twenty-five years ago, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the tiny booth set up by my publishing company was visited by two very famous names of publishing….

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ELECTIONS AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2015

The members at the General Assembly voted unanimously for

President – Jean Arcache
Chairman – Robin Wood
Treasurer – Juraj Heger

and the bord of directors:
Kiran Kapoor, Elisabeth Sandmann, Jean-Baptiste Bourrat, Christopher Hudson, Jan Martens.





The GRAND CAFÉ AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

THE MGIP LONDON DINNER 2016 took place on April 11th again at the GRAND CAFE of the ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

100 Guests and friends have spent a wonderful evening in this charming atmosphere!



RESULTS OF MGIP BOOK AWARD 2016 

 

Out of the winners of all 5 categories a special formed jury could vote for

BEST BOOK and SPECIAL MENTION

The members of the special jury were:

Lila Karatza,  Annie Ragia, Hal Robinson, Dr. Gero Seelig

Christopher Hudson – MGIP board member

 

BEST BOOK – MGIP BOOK AWARD 2016  GANDHI: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY

by Pramod Kapoor, ROLI BOOKS, India

  

SPECIAL MENTION – MGIP BOOK AWARD 2016 SOUP FOR SYRIA: 

RECIPES TO CELEBRATE OUR SHARED HUMANITY

by  Barbara Abdeni Massaad - INTERLINK PUBLISHING, USA

 

The winners of Gold & Silver medals by 5 categories are:

 

BEST BOOK ABOUT ART, DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY  -  13 entries

Gold Medal:    BLUE ICE

 Author(s) & Photographer:    Alex Bernasconi, Julian Dowdeswell, Peter Clarkson
 Publisher:                  PAPADAKIS PUBLISHING HOUSE, UK

 

Silver Medal:      ALFRED BAUR: PIONEER AND COLLECTOR

Author(s):                 Monique Crick, Helen Loveday, Estelle Niklès van Osselt
Photographer           Hugues Dubois
Publisher:                  5 CONTINENTS EDITION, Italy

 

 BEST BOOK ABOUT LIFESTYLE, COOKERY – 12 entries

GOLD MEDAL:     SOUP FOR SYRIA:  RECIPES TO CELEBRATE OUR SHARED HUMANITY

Author&Photographer:       Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Publisher:                               INTERLINK PUBLISHING, USA

 

SILVER MEDAL:    NEW YORK CHRISTMAS

Authors & Photographers:   Lisa Nieschlag, Lars Wentrup, Julia Cawley
Publisher:                                  HÖLKER VERLAG, Germany

 

 BEST BOOK ABOUT HISTORY – 3 entries

 

GOLD MEDAL:        GANDHI: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY

Author(s):                      Pramod Kapoor
Publisher:                       ROLI BOOKS, India

 

BEST CHILDREN’ BOOK – 13 entries

 

GOLD MEDAL:      KAKADU UND KUKUDA

Author(s):                   Paul Maar    
Illustrator:                  Nina Dulleck
Publisher:                    OETINGER VERLAG, Germany

  

GOLD  MEDAL:     DER GOLDENE KÄFIG

Author(s):                 Anna Castagnoli      

Illustrator:                Carl Cneutt

Publisher:                 BOHEM VERLAG, Swiss /COPPENRATH VERLAG, Germany

 

BEST BOOK GENERAL INTEREST – 6 entries

 GOLD MEDAL:    TOD EINER KÖNIGIN - WARUM STERBEN BIENEN WIE DIE FLIEGEN

 Author(s)                   Joana Kelén            
 Publisher:                   FRANCKH-KOSMOS VERLAG, Germany

            

 



MGA INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2015

At this year’s MGA London Dinner the winners of the book award were announced, as there are

BEST BOOKTHE INVITATION

Author & photographer:Jean-Marie Ghislain
Publisher: MAROT S.A. /SEA CANDIES

BEST PHOTOGRAPHYDANA (for Yves Dana)

Author:Tahar Ben Jelloun / Matthias Frehner
Publisher: 5 Continents Edition Srl.

BEST ART & DESIGNTHE THREAD WRAPPING MACHINE

AUTHOR: Anton Alvarez
Publisher:Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing, Stockholm

BEST LIFESTYLELE MANI INVISIBILIITALIAN TRADE FOR ETERNITY

Author: Elena Berton
Publisher: SANDMANN Edition

BEST HISTORYINDIA AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR – ‘If I die here, who will remember me?’

Author: Vedica Kant
Publisher:Roli Books / Lustre Books

BEST CHILDRENBOOKLINDBERGH – Die abenteuerliche Geschichte einer fliegenden Maus (The Adventurous Story of a Flying Mouse)

Author & illustrator: Torben Kuhlmann
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Oettinger, Hamburg & Nord Süd Verlag AG, Zürich

SPECIAL AWARD – Society & History – BALKANALIJE – Odraščanje v Času Tranzicije

Author: Samira Kentrić
Publisher: Belletrina Academic Press, Ljubljana

The diplomas will be handed out at this year’s MGA summer meeting



New address of Sophy Thompson-Fabre

You may know that Sophy works now at Thames & Hudson in London.
Her new email address is

s.thompson@thameshudson.co.uk