Hayakawa Wins LBF Lifetime Achievement Award

Hiroshi Hayakawa is the winner of the London Book Fair’s (LBF) Lifetime Achievement Award. Hayakawa is the chairman of Hayakawa Publishing, which publishes a great deal of SF in Japan, as well as magazine Hayakawa SF. He was honored as “a vocal advocate for science fiction, mysteries and non-fiction titles.”

Andy Ventris, Director at LBF said:

We are delighted to name Hiroshi Hayakawa as the recipient of this year’s London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award, joining the illustrious alumni who have won this award since its inception nearly twenty years ago. For decades, Hiroshi has been a cornerstone of international publishing, bringing stories and voices from around the world to Japanese readers. His passion for the written word, and his championing of genre titles in particular, has changed the literary landscape of Japan and helped build the prestige of many of the most celebrated authors of our day.

Hiroshi Hayakawa said:

I was most surprised and deeply honoured by The London Book Fair’s consideration. My selection for such a prestigious award is very humbling, especially when I look at the All Star list of prior recipients. This honour is not mine alone, it belongs to all the members of Hayakawa Publishing who have supported me all these years. I do look forward to being able to visit London before too long.

The Lifetime Achievement Award “recognises an individual who has made a truly significant mark in the sphere of global publishing.” The 2022 London Book Fair takes place in London from April 5-7, 2022.

For more information on the award, see the website.

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