Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

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.

Latest Blog
A Stinky #FoyesFive!
25/09/2016

Andi celebrates Birmingham Grand Central's First Birthday with her bestselling and rather stinky picture books!

Caz Hildebrand's Top Ten Herbs
20/09/2016

Herbarium author Caz Hildebrand reveals her top ten all-time favourite herbs

Chitra Soundar on Diverse Picture Books
19/09/2016

Chitra Soundar talks about some of her favourite diverse picture books that tell previously untold stories.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd