FutureBook's Person of the year is..........Sharmaine Lovegrove

As sponsor for this category, we are delighted to announce that Shamaine Lovegrove has been named FutureBook's Person of the Year 2018.  Announced ahead of this years FutureBook Conference, Sharmaine has been recognised for her work promoting inclusivity and positive change, within the books sector.

Jo Howard, Managing Consultant at Mosaic said: "Sharmaine makes an excellent choice.  She is an innovative and imaginatative leader, and portrages so many of the qualities that we look for in our candidates."

Sharmaine has worked across the books business, as a bookseller, an agent, and as a literary scout, before setting up imprint Dialogue Books within Little, Brown.    She said: :"We are in challenging times and it's clear that we are on the cusp of a shift to consider all people in our society as readers, and as those who should be working alongside us to create great books.  I am deeply honoured and humbled that my work at Hachette and Little, Brown is being recognised with this accolade, and I pay tribute to my authors, my Dialogue team and David Shelley, Charlie King, Nick Davies and Saskia Bewley".

The FutureBook Awards shortlists were announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair.  The FutureBook Live programme was launched this week, with tickets on sale here