The judging panel for the Man Booker Prize 2008 is:
Michael Portillo (Chair), Alex Clark, Louise Doughty. James Heneage, Hardeep Singh Kohli
The longlist will be announced on 29 July 2008 - today but of course because of time differences we will not get the result in NZ & Australia until 30 July but be assured Bookman Beattie will have the news here for you on the blog as soon as it is released.
The shortlist will be announced on 9 September 2008
The winner will be announced on 14 October 2008