Tom McEwan from Glengarnock, Ayrshire, is the winner of the 2007 Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding award. He took top prize in the international competition for his craft binding of Goethe's Faust. This follows on from his achievement in the previous competition, when he was the student winner.
Miguel Perez Fernandez of Spain won the 2007 student prize for his binding of Ritos Y Creencias Gallegas. Due to the high standard of entries, the judges highly commended a third entry, by Josefina Majo Diaz, also from Spain.
This is the 15th year of the annual award. It is organised by the National Library of Scotland and sponsored by Mrs Elizabeth Clark (formerly Soutar) of Moray. Both the winning entries and the highly commended one will be added to our collection of modern craft bindings.
1 February 2008