Vermont Book Award

Congratulations to the 4th annual Vermont Book Award Winner, Martin Philip, for his book, Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes.

Martin Philip

Martin Philip is a baker, author and banjoist. His book, Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes (Harper Wave, 2017) was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the New England Book Festival. A native of the Arkansas Ozarks, he is an educator and has traveled internationally to bring baking education and his love of craft to ex-convicts, underserved populations, and recently-landed immigrants. He is a MacDowell Fellow and a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory. (photo credit: Lars Blackmore)


Established in 2014, the Vermont Book Award is a literary prize administered by Vermont College of Fine Arts that honors work of outstanding literary merit by Vermont authors and celebrates the long tradition of literature in the state.