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13 November 2019

Lucy Juckes, Theresa Breslin and Anne Barclay named in Queen's Birthday Honours

10 June 2019

Many congratulations to Lucy JuckesTheresa Breslin and Anne Barclay,  who have received honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019. 

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 exhibitions.

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 writing.

Anne Barclay is Operational Director for Wigtown Festival Company and an active volunteer within her community.

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.