Had a glorious, lovely evening meeting all the Notting Hill Editions folk at their prize ceremony – thanks so much for a lovely evening! Here a little snippet of the piece I wrote up about it for BookBrunch…
William Max Nelson has won the third biennial Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize, worth £20,000, for his essay, Five Ways of Being a Painting
The 2017 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize drew to an emotional close yesterday evening at the University Women’s Club in London, following the sad death of the publisher’s founder Tom Kremer on 24 June, aged 87, just days before the announcement.
The ceremony was opened by Kremer’s daughter, Kim, who thanked her father for the legacy of the Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize.
‘He was not afraid of difficult things. He relished challenges and could make things happen – why else would you start up a publishing house aged 80?’ said Kim Kremer. ‘He believed firmly in the importance of the essay, both historically and in society, and wanted to celebrate the form. He would have been delighted to see you all here tonight…’ [READ MORE]