Thursday, December 18, 2008

Naughtie chair for the Maestro

The judges for the 2009 Man Booker Prize have been announced.

In the chair will be the broadcaster James Naughtie, long-time presenter of the Today programme and Bookclub on BBC Radio 4.

He will be joined by John Mullan, academic, journalist, broadcaster and author of How Novels Work; Michael Prodger, the literary editor of The Sunday Telegraph; Lucasta Miller, biographer and critic; and comedian Sue Perkins, winner of BBC2's Maestro programme to find a celebrity conductor for the Last Night of the Proms.

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