Michael Wood to Chair Man Booker Prize Panel for 2015 Award

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Michael Wood, Princeton professor in English and Comparative Literature, is to chair next year’s judges of the Man Booker Prize, a prestigious award given to the best original novel written in the English language. Prof. Wood will be joined by poet John Burnside, two literary editors and novelist and biographer Frances Osborne. Prof. Wood described the Booker as “surely the most exciting and the most closely followed literary event in the English-speaking world, adding that “talking about novels is almost as much fun as reading them, and we’re all greatly looking forward to this double pleasure.” Announced in a Guardian news article