MGIP Newsletter Autumn 2019

Our traditional Frankfurt Dinner took place on 15th October before the Book Fair kicked off the next day and it was a great success. Many members and guest remarked that this was the best dinner ever, with more participants than ever staying until the end and longer.

MGIP President, Chris Hudson, gave a speech for all attending guests, remarking on the robust attendance from all corners of the globe. He welcomed the illustrious guests and authors in attendance - from PEN International, from Tibet, and from Cambridge, and thanked our Greek members for the wonderful location of this year’s summer meeting. He also discussed how, following detailed member feedback, planning is  underway for the 2020 summer meeting (more to be revealed in this newsletter!). He also recognised the generous funding from the Kapoor family for next year's book award. The Best Book of the MGIP Book Award will be named the ‘Kiran & Pramod Book Award’. He offered good wishes to members Kiran Kapoor and Ken Webb who were unable to attend the dinner for health reasons.

Chris then spoke about changes in the membership (more young members from varied backgrounds, reflecting the changing nature of serious publishing in the cultural arena) and in the composition of the Board (with 2 new female Board members and the first ever Madame Chairman).

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MGIP Book Awards

As usual the diplomas for the MGIP Book Awards were handed out during the Frankfurt dinner, this time by Norbert Küpper, one of the members of the jury. 15 award winners were able to attend, so Norbert could congratulate them in person.

The ‘Best Book of all Best Books' was The King of Afganistan by Lannoo Uitgevers, Belgium. Many congratulations to them.

LANNOO proudly displayed their Diplomas their stand at the fair, including their silver award for ‘Best Lifestyle Book’.
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