Two Hardie Grant cookbooks awarded in inaugural NYRF visual books competition
Two Hardie Grant Publishing cookbooks have been honoured at the New York Rights Fair’s (NYRF) inaugural Talking Pictures: Selected Books competition, which awards excellence in visual books.
London-based Spanish chef Jose Pizarro’s cookbook on Catalonian cuisine, Catalonia, and Australian chef Aaron Turner’s cookbook about his high-end degustation restaurant in Geelong, Igni (photographs by Julian Kingman), were chosen as honourees in the cookbook category. The two Hardie Grant titles were listed alongside On Vegetables (Jeremy Fox with Noah Galuten, photographs by Rick Poon, Phaidon).
A jury of representatives from Publishers Weekly, New York City’s Parsons School of Design, and Hamelin Cultural Association chose three honoree titles in each of the award’s five categories, as well as honorary mentions.
The inaugural awards are an offshoot of visual book symposium Talking Pictures: The Visual Book Now, an initiative held in conjunction with the NYRF that explores ‘the convergence of visual artists and the publishing industry in generating innovative projects and new visual forms’.
The Talking Pictures symposium will take place on 29 May, with panel events taking place throughout the NYRF, which runs from 30 May–1 June, in Manhattan.
See the full list of winners on the NYRF website.