Joy Francis to judge the Trade categories for the British Book Awards 2023

Words of Colour’s Executive Director Joy Francis will be a Judge (Trade Awards) for the British Book Awards 2023, for a second year in a row.

Joy Francis said: ‘It’s a pleasure to be a Nibbies Judge for a second year in a row. Last year’s judging process and awards ceremony was a highlight, including witnessing talent of colour, such as publisher Aimée Felone (Knights Of) and author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera (Empireland), among others, be recognised for their stellar work. I’m looking forward to meeting my fellow judges and engaging with applications that reflect creativity, thoughtfulness, imagination and reader engagement alongside commercial considerations and targets.’

The British Book Awards, aka The Nibbies, is a celebration of books and aims to connect and energise the world of reading by showcasing the authors and illustrators who have stirred the imagination, and the industry behind the scenes who have brought them to readers.

This year’s ceremony will take place on 15th May 2023 at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London and will be livestreamed.

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