Saturday, 2 November 2013

The Transmission Prize

November begins with the rather exciting news that I've been asked to be one of the judging panel for the 2014 Transmission Prize. This is an award made by Salon London for innovative thinking and the communication of new ideas. I met my fellow judges last night and a very eminent group of people they are.
Joanna Ellis is Associate Director at The Literary Platform, an online magazine and consultancy that works with publishers, developers, literary organisations and academic institutions on a wide range of digital publishing projects.

Ella Berthoud is an author of The Novel Cure, a literary remedy for ailments through bibliotherapy – a system of recommending books as a form of therapy. Berthoud studied English at Cambridge University, and is an accomplished painter, and is on the faculty of The School of Life.

David Tong is a professor of theoretical physics at DAMTP in Cambridge, a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and joint recipient of the 2008 Adams Prize. He is Adjunct Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Juliet Russell is a singer, composer and on of the UK’s leading vocal coach, most recently heard on BBC1’s The Voice. She co-founded Sense of Sound and consistently works with some of the UK’s most illustrious artists and companies.

Helen Bagnall is an international award-winning writer of screen, books and digital storytelling, having worked for The National Theatre, RTE, Sony Pictures, Penguin Books and Fiver. She has twice won the KidScreen award for best TV film for teens.  

Diccon Towns trained as a sculptor before moving to London to pursue a career in graphics. He is currently Head of Internet Technologies at a leading UK software house, and responsible for Salon's Digital Strategy.


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