Appignanesi to chair Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize

<p>Novelist and former English PEN president Lisa Appignanesi is to chair the judging panel for this year&rsquo;s &pound;4,000 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize.<br /><br />The rest of the panel comprises literary editor of the <em>Sunday Telegraph</em> Michael Prodger, Emily Kasriel executive producer at the BBC and Dr Daniel Glaser, head of special projects at the Wellcome Trust.<br /><br />The prize, which is in its 34th year, is the only UK prize to recognise writing by Jewish and non-Jewish authors that &quot;stimulates an interest in themes of Jewish concern while appealing to the general reader&quot;. The shortlist of four will be announced in April. The winner will be announced in May.<br /><br />Previous winners include Amos Oz, Zadie Smith, Imre Kertesz, Oliver Sacks and Howard Jacobson.&nbsp;</p>