Kingston’s 2010/11 MA Publishing Oscars honoured the best and the brightest of our outgoing students last semester. In a ceremony involving the option of dressing as your favourite book character, the prizes were awarded by lecturers Alison Baverstock (dressed as Sally from Lisa Alther’s Original Sins), Anna Faherty (dressed as Asterix the Gaul) and Judith Watts (dressed as Edward from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight). The evening’s proceedings also included some highly-competitive literary games.
And the winners are…
Best Overall Contributor: Peter Kenyon
Best Business Brain: Kjell Eldor
Best Student Researcher: Leah Feltham
Student Most Empathetic to the Position of the Author: Alice Saggers
Idea Presented in an Assignment Most Likely to See Fulfillment in a Publishing Project: Frankie Jones
Best Use of Placement: George Maudsley
There were also two prizes awarded to celebrate the publication of RiPPLE 2011, to project managers Allison Hall and Frankie Jones (again). And a prize for the best piece of writing (to motivate an author to complete an Author Publicity Form) went to Lisa Winn, who unfortunately couldn’t be there to collect her statuette. The prize for best fancy dress went to the sparklingly vampiric Judith Watts.
The full list of nominees included Neil Atkinson, Meskerem Berhane, Amy Cartwright, Teresa Coelho, Julia De Rosa, Holly Kate Donmall, Lauren Forry, Jennifer Glover, Serina Gothard, Liu Hsaio-Hao, Renata Kasprazk, Esther Lee, Maria Lucien, Neha Matkar, Deirdre O’Connell, Victoria Oundjian, Lauren Povey, Sandra Sawicka, Branko Unkovski-Korica. We wish we could have given prizes to them all…
With thanks to Laura Bottomley for her excellent paparazzi skills.