Jessica Kingsley Wins International Excellence Award

Jessica Kingsley, who founded Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 1987, has been awarded The London Book Fair’s Simon Master Chairman’s Award for her work in publishing books about autism.

The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards, held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association, celebrate publishing success in seventeen categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, innovative publishing, and ground-breaking initiatives in the industry.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers have long been known for their pioneering publishing in non-fiction and are market-leaders in the field of autism, with more than seven hundred autism-specific titles to date. Best-selling books include Tony Attwood’s The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome and Luke Jackson’s Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome:  A User Guide to Adolescence, written when the author was just 13 years old.

Now part of the Hachette family as an imprint of John Murray Press, JKP continue to platform autistic voices and experiences, and to publish innovatively in emerging topics, such as pathological demand avoidance (PDA), autism and sexuality, and autism and gender variance.

Jessica was recently recognised for her services to people with autism in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List, receiving a British Empire Medal.


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