23 July 2018

Angie Hobbs on 2019 Man Booker International Prize judging panel

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Angie Hobbs has been announced as one of the judges for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize.

She joins historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes, writer and translator Maureen Freely, novelist and satirist Elnathan John and essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra on the panel.

The Man Booker International Prize is in its fourth year and strives to recognise and reward the finest in contemporary literature. The 2019 judging panel will be looking for the best work of translated fiction, selected from entries published in the UK and Ireland between 1 May 2018 and 30 April 2019.

Angie said "I am honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to read and discuss so many wonderful books from around the world. Sheffield University is at the forefront of the #weareinternational campaign, and being one of the judges for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize certainly supports that vital message."

Find out more about the judging panel and the prize

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