Watch again: the online Awards Event 2021


Jamie Andrews, Head of Culture and Learning, The British Library


Introduction to the Michael Marks Awards 2021

by Marina, Lady Marks


The Michael Marks Publishers Award

Introduced by Lindsey Holland, Administrator of the Michael Marks Awards

Presentations from the shortlisted publishers:

Bad Betty Press
Exiled Writers Ink
Ignition Press
Mariscat Press


The Michael Marks Publishers’ Award, Announcement of the Winner

Announced by André Naffis-Sahely


The Michael Marks Illustration Award

Announcement of the Winner. Introduced and announced by the Illustration Award judge, Sir Nicholas Penny


The Greek Bicentennial Poetry Pamphlet Prizes

Introduced by Lindsey Holland

Presentations and talks from:

Matina Goga, Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, Nafplio, Greece
Ruth Padel: On judging
Broken Sleep Books: On publishing Ariadne, the winners’ pamphlet
Haris Psarras: On translating the winning poetry portfolio
Judith Eyal: Winning illustrator
Fiona Benson: Winning poet

The Michael Marks Poetry Award

Introduced by Lindsey Holland

Readings from the shortlisted poets:

Holly Singlehurst
Leontia Flynn
Hugo Williams
Selima Hill
Gboyega Odubanjo
Matthew Hollis


The Michael Marks Poetry Award, Announcement of the Winner

Announced by Julia Copus


Closing Remarks

Michael McGregor, Director, The Wordsworth Trust


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