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The Old Ways author Robert Macfarlane to chair 2013 Man Booker Prize

23rd November 2012

Award-winning author and Cambridge University fellow Robert Macfarlane will chair the judging panel for next year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction, it has been announced.

Macfarlane, previously a judge in 2004, will lead a panel of five judges in choosing the best book of the year and follows Times Literary Supplement editor Peter Stothard, who headed up this year's judges.

Macfarlane said he was 'very proud indeed' to be chairing the prize, which has done 'so much to shape the modern literary landscape'.

His non-fiction books have won a host of awards. Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination (2003), which examines people's eternal fixation with mountains, won The Guardian First Book Award, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and a Somerset Maugham Award.

His latest book The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot (2012), an exploration of our ties to the ancient pathways of Britain's landscape, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

The 2013 Man Booker longlist will be announced in July, with the winner revealed on October 15th.

'I look forward greatly – with, it's true, a dash of trepidation – to the 40,000 or so pages of reading that my fellow judges and I have ahead of us,' Macfarlane said.

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