Sunday, March 12, 2006

Judges of the 2006 Man Booker Prize announced

The judges of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006 were announced last week.

Chaired by Hermione Lee, the line-up consists of poet and novelist Simon Armitage, novelist Candia McWilliam, critic Anthony Quinn and actress Fiona Shaw.

For more information on these judges, click here.

For part one of my inquiry into previous Booker competitions wrongly decided, click here.

And for Michael Kinsley's honest (and witty) admission that he didn't read every nominated book when he served as a judge of the National Book Award--and his suggestion that none of the other judges read them all either--click here.

--Marshal Zeringue