The h.Club 100: the winners
We salute the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next.
London media gurus The Hospital Club and Time Out devised the h.Club 100: a search for the most original and influential people in the UK creative and media industries. Then we asked you to vote – and here are the results: the talent that is shaping the future.
Okay, there are actually not exactly 100 people on this list: Grayson Perry sneaked in twice and we’ve counted some multi-person projects as one entry. That's okay, though. It’s a reminder that this is a snapshot of where UK creativity, in all its messy brilliance, is at right now. It’s been an incredible year for the arts in the UK. In 2012 we fell for ‘Sherlock’ (again), cheered on ‘Matilda’ and cried at Danny Boyle’s Olympics curtain-raiser. From backroom boys to major stars, we salute the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next.
Is there someone we've missed? Browse the list below then tell us who you think should have made the Top 100 in the comments below.
After a seven-year wait, Smith’s new book, ‘NW’, was published in September to critical acclaim. It was worth the wait.
deputy editor of Granta
Champion of Afro-Caribbean writing.
Follow Ellah Allfrey here on Twitter
journalist and author
Boggan’s acclaimed debut, ‘Follow the Money: A Month in the Life of a Ten Dollar Bill’, was published this year. It tracks said banknote around the United States for a month in order to tell a tale of the country’s economic woes.
Follow Steve Boggan here on Twitter
founders of the Ministry of Stories
Good eggs responsible for the creative writing and mentoring centre in east London, using storytelling to inspire those aged eight to 18.
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journalist and author, the Times
Moran’s frequently hilarious book ‘How to Be a Woman’ is cited as the work that revived feminism. The Times columnist has just released her collected writings, ‘Moranthology’.
Follow Caitlin Moran here on Twitter
editor-in-chief of Bloomsbury Publishing
Nabbed this year’s Orange Prize with Madeline Miller’s ‘The Song of Achilles’.
Follow Alexandra Pringle here on Twitter
editor of The Guardian
WikiLeaks exclusives meant an agenda-setting year for his paper.
Follow Alan Rusbridger here on Twitter
programme manager at Writers’ Centre Norwich
Selby triumphantly coordinated the largest ever poetry festival staged in the UK: Poetry Parnassus, bringing together poets from all the competing Olympic nations.
Follow Anna Selby here on Twitter
editor of Stylist magazine
Queen of freemium publishing.
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founder of Peirene Press
Meike Ziervogel established a new publishing house for European fiction in English translation.
Follow Meike Ziervogel here on Twitter