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Peter Kemp joins the Man Booker Prize Advisory Committee

Peter Kemp joins the Man Booker Prize Advisory Committee

Peter Kemp, the Sunday Times Fiction Editor, has joined the Man Booker Advisory Committee

Peter Kemp, the Sunday Times Fiction Editor, has joined the Man Booker Advisory Committee.

The committee, which advises on all matters relating to the Man Booker annual prize and the Man Booker International Prize, but particularly the rules and on the selection of the judges, represents all sides of the book world.  Its members are: Ion Trewin, Chair (Literary Director, Man Booker Prizes); Richard Cable, publisher; Mark Chilton, Company Secretary, Booker Ltd; Peter Clarke, Chief Executive, Man Group plc; Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust; Victoria Glendinning, writer; Basil Comely, BBC TV; Derek Johns, literary agent; Gerry Johnson, Managing Director, Waterstone's; Nigel Newton, publisher; Fiammetta Rocco, literary editor, The Economist (Man Booker International Prize administrator); Eve Smith (Company Secretary, the Booker Prize Foundation);  Robert Topping; Topping & Company Booksellers and Peter Kemp.

Peter Kemp has been Fiction Editor at the Sunday Times for the past 14 years and has written for the paper for 25 years.

The longlist for this year's annual prize, ‘The Booker Dozen' - the 12 (or 13) titles under serious consideration for the prize - will be announced on 28 July 2009. The shortlist of six books will be announced on 8 September 2009 and the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009 will be announced live on the BBC Ten O'Clock News at an awards dinner at London's Guildhall on Tuesday 6 October 2009.