'Booker Prize is for readers first and publishers last', says Wood

'Booker Prize is for readers first and publishers last', says Wood

Gaby Wood, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, has said prizes like the Booker are for readers first and foremost, and also that they should be treated as an investigation, rather than an act of judgement shaping the canon.

Wood addressed the role of prizes in a panel on "How can we get books back to the top of the cultural agenda?" during Futurebook Live on Monday (25th November). She appeared in the session, chaired by journalist and author Anita Sethi, alongside Stephen Page, c.e.o. of Faber & Faber, Carole Tonkinson, publisher at Pan Macmillan imprint Bluebird and Dialogu...

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