Germany scoops bookbinding prizes

Photo of binding with buttons and thread
Student winner's binding.
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student's binding

German entries have taken both prizes at the craft bookbinding awards held annually at the National Library of Scotland. Nine entrants from Europe took part in the 2009 Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition, including two from the UK. Other entrants came from Italy, Spain, Finland, and the Netherlands.

Silas Schmidt, last year's student winner, won the overall prize for his binding for 'Schwartzes Quadrat' by Max Frisch. Kateryna Yeroshenkova, also an entrant last year, was awarded the student prize for her binding for 'Der Redliche Zeitgenosse' by Michail Sostschenko.

All the bindings are on show in the craft bookbinding display at the Library until 31 January.

26 January 2010

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