Unwin Trust UK-Australian Fellowship
The Unwin Trust Fellowship enables a member of either the Australian or UK book trade to visit the others’ country for a period of approximately 3 months. Anyone working in bookselling and publishing is eligible. The fellowship is designed to enhance an understanding of the book trade in the relevant country, and provide a means to increase understanding of each market by the other. The Fellows have at least three years' experience in the book industry on applying, and a clear view as to how the experience gained will be of benefit to their career. They also expect to participate in some seminars/briefings on their return.
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In 2009, Amy Tipper visited Australia from the UK. Her report on Digital Publishing and Online Retailing can be found by clicking here.
The inaugural Fellowship was awarded in Australia to Lorien Kaye who visited the UK in 2003; the following year the Fellowship was offered to applicants from the UK wishing to travel to Australia and was awarded to Rebeka Cohen. Australian children's publisher Annabel Fleay was the recipient of the 2005 Fellowship, and visited the UK at the end of 2005. Hannah Westland is the first literary agent to win the award, and visited Australia in late 2006 to research the Australian market.
You can read their reports by clicking on their names below:
Natalie Costa Bir
The Unwin Charitable Trust actively supports book-related projects in the UK. It owns Book House in London which is home to the Publishers Training Centre and Book Trust.