The Judges

LISA APPIGNANESI

Lisa Appignanesi OBE is a prize-winning writer, novelist and cultural commentator. A former President of English PEN and Chair of the Freud Museum London, she is currently Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. She is the author amongst other titles of Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness, All About … Continued

RACHEL CUSK

Rachel Cusk was born in Canada in 1967 and moved to the United Kingdom in 1974. She is the author of nine novels and three works of non-fiction. She has won and been shortlisted for numerous prizes: her most recent novel, Outline (2014), was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Baileys Prize, … Continued

DEXTER DALWOOD

Dexter Dalwood lives and works in London. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2010 for his first major solo survey exhibition at Tate St Ives, which travelled to FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France and CAC Malaga, Spain. Recent solo exhibitions include Propaganda Painting, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong 2016 : London Paintings, Simon Lee … Continued

JULIAN FORRESTER

Julian Forrester was born in Lanarkshire and read English at McGill University in Montreal. From the mid-1970s he was Producer for the Clarence Brown Company, a touring theatre based at the University of Tennessee, and then Director of the World Festival at the 1982 Worlds Fair. He returned to the UK in 1984 as Producer … Continued

JEREMY HARDING

Jeremy Harding is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books. His translations of Rimbaud are published by Penguin Classics. He is the co-translator of Modern French Philosophy by Vincent Descombes. His memoir, Mother Country, is about the discovery of parents, absent and present. He is a winner of the Martha Gellhorn Award for Journalism, … Continued

DEBORAH LEVY

Deborah Levy has been described as ‘the master of the contemporary psychological novel’ (Darian Leader). Her books include: the Man Booker longlisted Hot Milk, the Man Booker shortlisted Swimming Home, Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, The Unloved and Billy and Girl. Her 2012 short story collection, Black Vodka, was short listed for The Frank O’Connor Award. Her 2014 … Continued

STEPHEN ROMER

Stephen Romer is a poet, critic, anthologist and translator. He has published five collections of poems and two anthologies of French poetry in translation including Faber’s 20th Century French Poems. His translation of Yves Bonnefoy’s The Arrière-pays was published in 2012 and his anthology, French Decadent Tales, in 2013. He is currently working on a … Continued

FIONA SHAW

Fiona Shaw graduated from University College, Cork and trained at RADA in London. She was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1985 to 1988. She has been awarded Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for her roles in Electra (1989), As You Like It at the Old Vic (1989) and Machinal at the … Continued

RYAN WIGGLESWORTH

Composer, conductor, pianist Ryan Wigglesworth was educated at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; between 2007 and 2009 he was a Lecturer at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. His reputation was established with his orchestral work, Sternenfall, written for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and premiered under the … Continued