THE DAVID VAISEY PRIZE
The winner of the first David Vaisey Prize will be announced Anne Robinson at The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival on October 8. Alan Bennett will present the award to the winner.
The winning library will receive £5,000 with the three runners-up receiving £1,000.
The initiative has been launched with support from the Gloucestershire Library Services, the Booker Prize Foundation, leading Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP, the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire, playwright Alan Bennett and writer Jilly Cooper, among others.
Broadcaster Anne Robinson chairs the charity’s judging panel, with Marianne Hinton, Cheltenham Music Festival chair Edward Gillespie, author Jamila Gavin, and Trevor Lee, Head of Literacy at Kingshill School in Cirencester.
The four libraries in the final are: Bream, Longlevens, Brockworth and Tuffley, and Matson.