Gilman Award

2016 Gilman Award Winner 

For outstanding service as a sales representative to New England independent bookstores

Anne DeCourcey

HarperCollins

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My life has been blessed by parents who love books. Inspiration came mostly from Mom, Marilyn Hollinshead, who read to us on our long car trips, had me join the UK Puffin Club (my inelegant elephant leg as umbrella stand story made it into the magazine and I still have my membership pin), who opened Pinocchio Bookstore for Children and put me to work, and whose enthusiasm for books has never waned. I’ve wandered a bit in my career, working for NEIBA when it was NEBA with Rusty, Penguin then Penguin Putnam as an adult then children’s rep based in Colorado, and had stints with Norton, Fulcrum, Gibbs Smith. My husband & two children and I finally moved back east to a very happy landing spot with HarperCollins Publishers. Sorry, Mom, I still haven’t read Arthur Ransome’s books, but let me tell you about the one we published about two girls spending a summer on an island…


Past Recipients of Saul Gilman Award

For outstanding service as a sales representative to New England independent bookstores

2015 Biff Donovan

2014 Debra Woodward

2013 Nikki Mutch

2012 Bob Werner

2011 Ann Wachur

2010 Ellen Pyle

2009 Roger Saginario

2008 Tony Giordano

2007 Katie McGarry

2006 Peter Redding

2005 Bill Palizzolo

2004 John Muse

2003 Random House New England Sales Force

2002 Nanci McCrackin

2001 Karen Gudmundson

2000 Marc Seager

1999 Adena Siegel

1998 Karl Krueger

1997 David Epstein

1996 Horace Coward

1995 Alan Fairbanks

1994 Arnold Nickelsberg

1993 Ralph Woodward

1992 Raymond “Bud” Fairbanks

1991 Jane Sherrill

1990 Hal Wilson