Wood defends Booker judging process after Galley Beggar criticism

Wood defends Booker judging process after Galley Beggar criticism

The Booker Prize Foundation's literary director has defended the judging process following criticism from shortlisted author Lucy Ellmann’s publisher Galley Beggar. 

Judges, led by Peter Florence, faced a backlash after deliberately flouting the rules to award the prize to both Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Chatto & Windus) and Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton).

Sam Jordison, co-founder of Galley Beggar Press which published Ducks, Newburyport, wrote a piece for the Times Literary Supplement yesterday (21st October), claiming other shortlisted authors had been...

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