Editing role 'needs championing in-house', trade figures say

Editing role 'needs championing in-house', trade figures say

Key industry figures have revealed concerns about the undermining of the editor’s role within the industry, in the wake of criticisms by the Man Booker judges about the editing of some of this year’s prize submissions. Agents, editors and retailers have called for editors to be better supported, and their expertise properly championed, within their own publishing houses.

Kwame Anthony Appiah, chair of the judges of this year’s Man Booker Prize, was among those criticising the editing process at the shortlist press conference on 21st September, saying: "We occasionally felt that inside the ...

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