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Meet the team:

Georgina Brown

Georgina Brown is Manager of The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation. Before moving to London full-time, she worked in Russia and the United States. 

Georgina is a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow. She holds an Undergraduate degree in Writing, Directing and Performance from The University of York, a Post Graduate Certificate in Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy from The University of Leeds. She is a graduate of The Berkshire Hills Internship Program, an intensive arts management program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. 

Prior to life at the Foundation, Georgina has worked in the fundraising ranks of a symphony orchestra and may be the only person to have ever run away from the circus. 

Charlotte Maddox 

Charlotte Maddox is Prize Manager at The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation, and oversees the Best Published Novel, New Voices and Author of Tomorrow Awards.

Charlotte received her Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Queen Mary, University of London. After a brief stint in marketing and business development, she began her career in publishing, managing the translation rights for Wilbur at literary agency, Tibor Jones & Associates. She later became a literary agent, building an eclectic list. For the last few years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as an editor, proofreader and copywriter. 

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