The Judges, 2022


Rachael Allen is the author of Kingdomland (Faber) and co-author of numerous artists’ books, including Nights of Poor Sleep (Prototype), Almost One, Say Again! (Slimvolume) and Green at an Angle (Kestle Barton). She was recently Anthony Burgess Fellow at the University of Manchester, and is the poetry editor for Granta.


Osei Bonsu is a British-Ghanaian curator and writer based in London and Paris. He is currently a curator of International Art at Tate Modern, where he is responsible for organising exhibitions, developing the museum’s collection and broadening the representation of artists from Africa and the African diaspora. As a leading curator of contemporary art,


Will Eaves is the author of two poetry collections and five novels, including Murmur (CB Editions / Canongate 2019). His work has appeared in the Guardian, New Yorker, and Yale Review, and has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and Encore Award. Murmur, winner of the Wellcome Book Prize and Republic of Consciousness … Continued


Arlene Sierra (photo credit Ian Phillips-McLaren) is a London-based American composer whose music takes its impetus from rich sources including military strategy, game theory, Darwinian evolution, and the natural world. A Takemitsu Prize-winner and Latin GRAMMY nominee, Sierra has received commissions from BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, … Continued

The advisory Board


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


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 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


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 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 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