Annual Competition

Annual UK Bookbinding Competition 2018

The Set Book for the Competition in 2018 'The Illustrated Man' by Ray Bradbury
Introduction by Margaret Atwood
Illustrations by Marc Burckhardt

As there are a limited number of the set books remaining, copies will now only be available to those who are eligible to enter the competition (see below).

The Folio edition is 234 x 156mm, 216 pages.

'A poet in all he writes, too full of imagination to be anything but a prophet'. John Betjeman

The Illustrated Man is Ray Bradbury at his very best - sixteen startling tales that built on his breakout collection The Martian Chronicles and paved the way for his dystopian masterpiece Fahrenheit 451.

At first glance, this is science fiction rooted firmly in 1950s America - the paranoia of McCarthyism, apocalyptic fears of the Cold War, concern about colonial ambitions, racial segregation and the dangers of television. But as Bradbury's stories rise before us, we find that the questions he asks, and the anxieties he explores, are universal. In her insightful introduction, Margaret Atwood explores Bradbury's unique talent and how encountering his work in her formative years shaped her own writing.

The cost of the set book is £25 (to Members) and £30 for non-members to include packing, postage and entrance fee. To obtain a copy of the 2018 set book and entry details, please pay by one of the following methods:

• Via PayPal (see below). You do not need a PayPal account to use this service.


• by cheque made payable to Designer Bookbinders to:

Lester Bath
25 Ffordd Ffrydlas
LL57 3BL

When ordering the set book from Lester Bath, please include your email address.

Every entrant must bind the set book but we welcome open-choice entries and artist's books. The closing date for entries is October 13th 2018.

The Bookbinding Competition is sponsored by Designer Bookbinders and The Folio Society and is open to anyone resident in the UK with the exception of Fellows of Designer Bookbinders.


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