Judging Panel for Booker Prize Announced

Didn't we just give Inheritance of Loss the Booker? Dear me. The judging panel for the Man Booker Prize for fiction was announced -- and it's also been announced that this year, the longlist will be kept to a dozen titles.
It includes Giles Foden (who wrote the book The Last King of Scotland, the movie adaptation of which is winning Forest Whitaker such acclaim), Wendy Cope, Ruth Scurr, and Imogen Stubbs (the actress who I enjoy in the film version of Twelfth Night, directed by her husband Trevor Nunn). The director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (Howard Davies) will sit as the chair.
No, no, don't rush yourselves in reading Kiran Desai's book -- the next Booker Prize will not be awarded until October, you have time yet.

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