Celebrating the relaunch of the Sheffield Authors Showcase

Sheffield Authors Showcase 2019-20

We're celebrating the relaunch of the Sheffield Authors Showcase with ten new featured authors for 2019–20.

The Sheffield Authors Showcase honours the achievements of our academic community by celebrating the significant publications of some of its leading authors and their contribution to academic endeavour by recognising the effect that their scholarly works have had on their readers.

The Showcase is a source of pride in the achievements of our academic community and a celebration of their contribution to our scholarly heritage, whilst showing the depth and diversity of Sheffield academic authorship.

The Showcase opened in September 2018 and currently consists of over 500 books on display in Western Bank Library. Staff, students and alumni were given the opportunity to nominate a Sheffield author that had inspired them whilst studying here or in their chosen career. The Library received has received more than 550 nominations to date with a very enthusiastic response from our alumni.

To celebrate the relaunch, we hosted an event in Western Bank Library last night (12 December 2019) where we also announced our ten new featured authors for 2019–20. Speakers at the event included our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, Director of Library Services & University Librarian, Anne Horn, and The Rt. Hon. Professor The Lord David Blunkett, as well as some of the featured authors.

Professor Lamberts said: “Our Sheffield Authors Showcase is a living display. It is not static. It is an ever growing collection as our community continues to make an impact on the world by sharing its knowledge through new books and publications. I’d like to thank everyone who has worked on this collection and congratulate everyone who features in it.

“I hope it will serve as an ongoing inspiration to our current and future staff and students to share their ideas and make a difference to our society. And I hope to see many of them feature in this showcase in the years to come.”

Our 2019–20 featured authors

Ian Kershaw

Ian Kershaw

Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman

Jian Kang (current staff)

Jian Kang

Arthur Roy Clapham

A R Clapham

Bernard Crick

Bernard Crick

Michael Bonshor (current staff)

Michael Bonshor

Angela Wright (current staff)

Angela Wright

Antony R West

Anthony R West

Wendy Michallat (current staff)

Wendy Michellat

William Empson

William Empson

Have you been inspired by a publication by a member of University staff?

Throughout the last year the Library has been canvassing staff, students and alumni to garner nominations for books by our Sheffield Academics that have inspired, motivated or informed.

Tell us your story and help shape the showcase