Many congratulations to Lucy
Juckes, Theresa Breslin
and Anne Barclay, who have
received honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List
Lucy Juckes is to receive a CBE for
services to education and literacy, Theresa
Breslin is to receive an OBE for services to
literature, and Anne Barclay is to
receive an MBE for services to the arts and charity.
Lucy Juckes represents writers and
illustrators for children at Jenny Brown Associates. She is
co-founder and currently Chair of Barrington Stoke, the children's
publisher specialising in books for reluctant readers. Lucy has
also worked as Sales Director of Bloomsbury. She is also co-founder
of Picture Hooks, with Vivian French, a scheme to encourage new
emerging illustrators through mentoring, conferences and
Theresa Breslin is the winner of many
literary awards, and the popular critically acclaimed author of
over 50 titles covering every age range, whose books have been
adapted for television, stage and radio, and are translated
world-wide. Her work includes modern issues, historical novels,
folklore, fantasy, humour, sci-fi, time slip adventures, real-life
situations faced by children, such as bullying, and texts suitable
for challenged and EAL readers, short stories, poetry & plays.
She won the Carnegie Medal, the UK's most prestigious prize in
Children's Literature, for
Whispers in the Graveyard, her compelling story of a
dyslexic boy. Theresa is committed to promoting reading and
Anne Barclay is Operational Director for
Wigtown Festival Company and an active volunteer within her
For the full list of recipients in Scotland, see the Scottish Government website.
Outside of Scotland, authors Lee Child and Joanna
Trollope received OBEs and former Hachette UK C.E.O. Tim Hely
Hutchinson received a CBE.
The Bookseller of 7 June 2019 has an article
on the book industry recipients.