28 November 2012
The annual prize, which will sponsor one person each year to undertake UCL's MA in publishing, is in honour of Faber's former finance director ...
The annual prize, which will sponsor one person each year to undertake UCL's MA in publishing, is in honour of Faber's former finance director
David Tebbutt was killed in Kenya last September, and his wife Judith was taken hostage and held for 193 days after being snatched from the couple's holiday resort by Somali pirates.
The prize, which will be funded by the David Tebbutt Trust, will include a work placement at Faber.
Stephen Page, Faber’s publisher and chief executive, said: ‘David always took a great interest in those coming to the industry from diverse backgrounds, and was characteristically generous with his time and energy towards them. I know how pleased he would be to be associated with this award. It is fitting to his memory and honours him appropriately.’
Oliver Tebbutt, David’s son, said: ‘My father was dedicated towards publishing and the book trade. Never having the opportunity to gain a degree himself, the idea of a scholarship that furthers people’s education to pursue careers within the field of publishing would appeal to him greatly. We are very pleased to announce the David Tebbutt Scholarship, I know it would make my father extremely happy and I hope it can help people enter the industry that he loved.’
Details of the scholarship and application procedure may be read here.
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