The Judges for 2019


Rachel Joyce, (Chair) the author of the Sunday Times and international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Actor and radio/television playwright. who lives in the Stroud area.

Jamila Gavin, the successful children’s writer, who lives in the Stroud area.

Trevor Lee, the Assistant Headteacher and Head of Whole School Literacy at Kingshill School, Cirencester, following a career in financial institutions.

Julian Hasler is an arable farmer living near Tetbury, he did a degree in Sciences and English Literature, and he has been a voracious reader from an early age.

Caroline Sanderson is a Stroud based author author and freelance books journalist. She is also Associate Editor of book trade magazine,The Bookseller.Caroline is Artistic Director of Stroud Book Festival,and also co-hosts a monthly book club on BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

Contact(for photographs,information about the Charity,and queries) : The Administrator & Secretary to the Trustees: Sue Emson :01285 654591 email