Named after the pioneering founder of Angus & Robertson, the George Robertson Awards recognise distinguished service to the Australian publishing industry.

Presented at the APA’s Annual General Meeting, recipients of the award must:

  1. Have devoted more than thirty years to the publishing industry
  2. Have demonstrated respect among their colleagues and members of the industry
  3. Be nominated by a present or a past employer, or by a colleague who is a current member of the APA
  4. Be currently employed in the publishing industry, or have been retired for less than 3 years

Nominations open around February each year and are assessed by the APA’s Board of Directors.

Past George Robertson Award recipients

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Congratulations to the 2008 recipients of the George Robertson Award:
  • Gary Allen (Gary Allen)
  • Jon Attenborough (Simon & Schuster)
  • Jane Covernton (Working Title Press)
  • Robin Derricourt (UNSW Press)
  • Peter Donoughue (John Wiley & Sons)
  • Paul Donovan (Allen & Unwin)
  • James Fraser (Macmillan)
  • Patrick Gallagher (Allen & Unwin)
  • Sandy Grant (Hardie Grant)
  • Margaret Hamilton (Children’s Publisher and literacy advocate)
  • Ken Jolly (Scholastic)
  • Matthew Kelly (Hachette)
  • Trevor Klein (Wakefield Press)
  • Linsay Knight (Random House Australia)
  • Peter Lothian (Collins Booksellers)
  • Doug Pengelly (Pearson Heinemann)
  • Peter Phillips (Macmillan)
  • Barney Rivers (Teaching Solutions)
  • Robert Sessions (Penguin)
  • Richard Smart (Richard Smart Publishing)
  • Michael Webster (RMIT)