Congratulations to Sue Bradbury, OBE

Former Editor-in-Chief named in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Sue Bradbury has been honoured with the Order of the British Empire in this year's Birthday Honours List for services to the publishing industry. Sue retired last year from her position of Editor-in-Chief. Chairman of The Folio Society, Lord Robert Gavron, has described her contribution to Folio as 'incalculable':

'For almost three decades Sue ran the Editorial department, being responsible for the choice of books we published. However, she did more than that: when our first, primitive computer system broke down it was Sue who stayed up all night making sure our members did not suffer. When Folio people had personal problems they took them to Sue. In any area of disagreement Sue was always the peacemaker.

'She has become highly respected in literary and publishing circles, being Honorary Secretary in the Society of Bookmen. Sue is extraordinarily well read, and her ability to criticise and edit a text is legendary. Her qualities of intellect, sensitivity and modesty have made her a well-loved figure in the world of books.

'Sue has been a wonderful ambassador for The Folio Society, attending conferences, festivals and literary events of all kinds, sitting on panels, making speeches and generally spreading the word. The Folio Society would not be the flourishing organisation it is today without Sue's exceptional contribution over the years.'

Sue herself was characteristically modest about her honour, saying, 'Without The Folio Society and its members - many of whom have offered advice, support and the odd slap on the wrist to keep me up to the mark over my long career - it would never have happened. So in a way this is for Folio and its members, not for me.'

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