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23 July 2018

Shining brightly: Fiona Brownlee and Rafaela Romaya

4 July 2016

We were delighted to see Fiona Brownlee and Rafaela (Rafi) Romaya (both based in Edinburgh) named as Rising Stars of 2016. Rising Stars is the Bookseller's annual list of industry up-and-comers and this year there was a record number of nominations.

Fiona is the founder of Brownlee Donald Associates, a hybrid consultancy dealing with international rights, PR and marketing. Fiona is also a Publishing Scotland Board member.

Rafi is Canongate Books' Art Director. Canongate is known for issuing some of the best and most distinctive covers in the UK. This year Rafi was one of the V&A Illustration Awards judges (see an interview with her in The Bookseller 13 May 2016).

Congratulations also to publishing technologist Emily Labram of Biblicloud who is another of this year's Rising Stars. Emily was the part of the Bibliocloud team who ran the Coding for Publishers workshop for us in June.

For more about the Rising Stars 2016, see The Bookseller website.


For a round up of recent prize and award announcements, see our Prizes and Awards listings.