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#LuxUKLinks wins national book award



Former British ambassador John Marshall won the prize for Best Non-Fiction book at the Luxembourg book awards.  Photo:  Jan Hanrion

Former British ambassador John Marshall won the prize for Best Non-Fiction book at the Luxembourg book awards.  Photo:  Jan Hanrion

The awards ceremony of the “Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis” took place on Thursday evening. Former British ambassador John Marshall’s #LuxUKLinks, produced by Delano publisher Maison Moderne, won the award for Best Non-Fiction title. 

Marshall’s work was published in October of 2020. In it, he delves into the historical, diplomatic, cultural and business connections between the UK and Luxembourg. Born from a series of tweets in 2016, which led to a nation-wide exhibition that later also toured the UK, #LuxUKLinks tells the story of Luxembourg and the UK, with photos and illustrations bringing the union to life. In it, one finds out, for example, that the Grand Duke Jean volunteered in the British army during WWII. 

“I am thrilled that #LuxUKLinks has won the non-fiction category in the Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis. It’s fantastic recognition for the Embassy team and for our publishers Maison Moderne,” said John Marshall. “The book was always intended as a celebration of the links between our two countries, and I have been delighted with the positive response it has received. My thanks again to all those who through their support, information and advice contributed to the book and to its success.”

“The book was always intended as a celebration of the links between our two countries
John Marshall

John Marshallauthor LuxUkLinks and former UK ambassador to Luxembourg

“Thanks to the trust placed in us by John Marshall, Maison Moderne was privileged to build an inspiring story around the relationship between Luxembourg and UK inspired by his #LuxUKLinks tweets, said Emmanuelle Thivollard, head of strategy and content at Maison Moderne’s Brand Studio.

… and the winners are

Going into reprint several times, “Blutsëffer” by Jemp Schuster won the Literature prize. Written in Luxembourgish, the Imprimerie Centrale produced novel follows the lives of two Luxembourg families. 

Marina Fonseca and Lisa Junius won the Children’s and Young Adult prize with their beautifully illustrated book “Waking the mountain”, published by Zoom Editions. 

The brand-new award for Best Design--for which #LuxUKLinks was also nominated--wound up going to “Stories from the Inside (40 Years Valentiny Architects)” by Point Nemo Publishing.

Lastly, the Audience award was given to Sonja Bintener and Sejana Granatkina for their bedtime stories “12 Nei Gutt-Nuecht Geschichten”, published by Edition Phi. 

#LuxUKLinks is available from good bookstores and can also be ordered directly from the Maison Moderne online shop.