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2013 Unwin Trust Fellowship awarded to Fagan

HarperCollins publicity manager Kelly Fagan has been awarded the 2013 Unwin Trust UK-Australia Fellowship.

Fagan will be sponsored by the UK-based Unwin Charitable Trust to spend three months in the UK ‘researching how the changing landscape is affecting the role of marketing and publicity’.

Judges Patrick Gallagher, Lou Johnson and Cate Paterson said in a statement that they ‘were most impressed by the range and quality of this year’s entries’. In addition to Fagan’s ‘well researched and topical project’, the judges commended shortlisted applicants Chris Kunz and Andrea Davison for proposals on transmedia opportunities in children’s publishing and textbook publishing for developing nations, respectively.

Gallagher said: ‘The quality of this year’s entries, on topics which ranged from editorial, marketing and publicity to children’s and educational, as well as of course all things digital, demonstrates that publishing has no shortage of curious, lively and entrepreneurial people who relish the opportunities our industry offers today.’

The Unwin Trust Fellowship allows a member of the Australian bookselling or publishing community to spend three months in the UK to undertake a project of mutual benefit to the book industry in each country. In alternate years, the fellowship is awarded to a member of the UK book industry to undertake a research project in Australia.

Previous Australian winners of the fellowship include Joel Naoum (2011), Natalie Costa Bir (2009), Faye Sutherland (2007), Annabel Fleay (2005) and Lorien Kaye (2003).

More information about the fellowship can be found on the Australian Publishers Association website.



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