Andre Simon Memorial Funds Awards
Welcome to the André Simon Book Awards - the prestigious annual awards for food and drink books.

On behalf of the trustees of the award I would like to welcome you and say that we are looking forward to receiving your entries for the 2018 Awards.

Submissions can now be forwarded and the criteria, rules and application form can be found under 2018 awards. All the information on where to send the books can be found under entry details. The closing date is 23 November 2018 and the shortlist will be announced in early December.

Meera SodhaThis year we are delighted to welcome Meera Sodha as the assessor for the food books. Meera is a food writer and author. She has written two best-selling cookbooks - Made in India and Fresh India and both were shortlisted for the André Simon Awards. She writes a weekly column called The New Vegan for the Guardian. She is not vegan but loves vegetables like members of her own family. Photo by David Loftus.

Victoria MooreVictoria Moore will be judging the drink books this year. Victoria is the author of the best-selling book, The Wine Dine Dictionary which won an André Simon award last year. A journalist and drink expert, she is the wine writer for BBC Good Food Magazine and Wine Editor of the Daily Telegraph. Victoria also holds a postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and has written about and given talks on the senses of smell and taste in relation to wine. Victoria grew up in Yorkshire, read English Literature at Cambridge and now lives in London with her daughter and a clutter of bottles and glasses.

Publishers are invited to submit books as they are published which enables the trustees and assessors to have more time to read and consider the books. Do try to get your entries in as soon as possible.

If you have any queries please contact Katie Lander, the Fund's organiser, at who will be able to help you.

We look forward to receiving the books for the 2018 awards.



2017 Award Winners
The Sportsman
by Stephen Harris

by Peter Liem

The John Avery award:
The Way of Whisky
by Dave Broom

Special Commendation:
The Wine Dictionary
by Victoria Moore

See all Past Award Winners »

"The kind of book you want to win a prize like this must capture a moment, say something about where we are, as well as being inspirational, well-written, useful and expert. The Sportsman does that."
Rachel Cooke - Food Assessor 2017

"This is a book that we'll return to for many years, not only as an authoritative catalogue or even a book that also explores perhaps the world's most celebrated wine region, but as a book that asks questions about the nature of terroir and place."
Joe Fattorini - Drinks Assessor 2017

"Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized."
André Simon

Steven Harris, Food Winner 2017

Peter Liem, Drink Winner 2017

Victoria Moore Special Commendation 2017

Dave Broom, John Avery Award 2017