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2010 Man Booker judges named

10th December 2009

The judging panel for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced.

Last month, it was revealed that former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion will chair the judges, which he said was an 'honour'.

Now, Financial Times literary editor Rosie Blau, Royal Opera House creative director Deborah Bull, journalist, broadcaster and author Tom Sutcliffe and Frances Wilson, biographer and critic, have been named as the rest of the panel.

Ion Trewin, literary director of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, said that judges are chosen on their enthusiasm, integrity, devotion to duty and imagination.

'I feel confident that the 2010 team not only ticks all these boxes but, from what promises to be another high-quality year for fiction, will deliver a winning choice worthy of what we expect from the award of the Man Booker Prize,' he commented.

The longlist for the 2010 award will be unveiled in late July, with the shortlist of six titles to follow in early September. The winner will be revealed on October 12th at London's Guildhall.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel was named as the winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction by a panel headed by broadcaster James Naughtie.

Other judges included Sunday Telegraph literary editor Michael Prodger, biographer Lucasta Miller, comedienne Sue Perkins and John Mullan, academic, journalist and broadcaster.

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