At the helm of the Man Booker

At the helm of the Man Booker

There are probably few people with a CV better-suited to helm the Man Booker Prize than Gaby Wood. As a journalist, latterly as the Daily Telegraph’s head of books, she has been enmeshed in the publishing and literary world—on both sides of the Atlantic—for over 15 years. She has authored two non-fiction books, is working on a third, and has been a Man Booker judge herself (in 2011), as well as judging numerous other literary awards. The Man Booker is even in her blood: her father, the author and Princeton English professor Michael Wood, was chair of the judges in 2015.

She was hired in so...

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