Friday, November 26, 2010
Judges announced in London overnight for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Man Booker Prizes, comments, ‘Every year we look for a different mix of judges and I’m particularly delighted by the breadth and range of interests of the 2011 team.’
Dame Stella Rimington comments, ‘I am looking forward to chairing such a distinguished and talented team of judges. I am sure we will have many stimulating debates and will come up with a worthy winner of next year’s prize.’
The 2011 longlist, ‘The Booker Dozen’ – the 12 (or 13) titles under serious consideration for the prize - will be announced in late July. The shortlist of six books will be announced in early September. The winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize will be announced on the BBC from London’s Guildhall at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 18th October 2011.