Glòria Gutiérrez, Literary Manager of the Agencia Balcells, is the winner of 'The Literary Agent Award' at The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2018, together with Deborah Harris, of The Deborah Harris Agency (Israel).
The International Excellence Awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association, celebrate excellence in seventeen categories, including international publishing, bookselling, academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category, the judging panel was comprised of experts in that sector.
When she knew that was nominated, Gloria Gutiérrez said: “I have been most surprised to learn about this nomination. It makes me proudly conscious of our agency’s long and relentless commitment to genuine literary creation and to professional thoughtfulness. It’s also a thrill, coming from London, my favourite city. I fell in love with it as a student, in the 70’s, and I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been there. Every spring, for many years, Olympia has become my home. I am honoured to share this nomination with our whole team at the agency.”
You can see more information and all the nominees of this year’s awards here.
The winners have been announced in a ceremony held on Tuesday 10 April 2018 in The Conference Centre, Olympia, London, during The London Book Fair.