An extra special award for the author of Max & Luchia the Game Makers.
Kevin Brooke, who studied Creative Writing and English Literature at Worcester, is the fifth recipient of the Clothiers Company of Worcester Charitable Foundation’s Annual Award.
The Clothiers Company of Worcester is an ancient trade guild, which was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1590. Their Charitable Foundation is somewhat younger, having been formed in 2014 – with one of its objectives being to support the education of young people in Worcestershire. Each year, one graduating student from the University of Worcester is chosen to receive this award in recognition of academic and educational excellence.
“Max and Luchia is a book that is all about friendship, supporting each other, looking after each other,” he said. “As a recipient of the award I was invited to the Clothiers’ Annual dinner to talk to their members about my work, but this isn’t really about me. Fellow Worcester graduate, Seraphim Bryant, illustrated the book with love, and it is glorious what she has done. It certainly wouldn’t be the same book without her. Similarly, Jodie Stilgoe, an animal, landscape and event photographer, has documented the Max & Luchia journey with some wonderful photographs, so it was important for me that we all went together as a team and mirrored the values of the book in that way.”Kevin Brooke 2018