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Advisory Committee

The Booker Prize Foundation Advisory Committee, which advises on any changes to the rules and on the selection of the judges, reflects all aspects of the book world. Its members are:

Mark Chilton – Company Secretary and General Counsel of Booker Group plc;

Jonty Claypole – Head of Arts, BBC;

James Daunt – Managing Director of Waterstones;

Jonathan Douglas – Director of the National Literacy Trust;

Maggie Fergusson – writer and Secretary of the Royal Society of Literature;

Adam Freudenheim – publisher, Pushkin Press;

Derek Johns – Author & Literary Agent;

Peter Kemp – Chief Fiction Reviewer, The Sunday Times;

Rosanna Konarzewski – Global Head of Communications and Marketing, Man Group;

Nigel Newton – publisher, Bloomsbury;

Fiammetta Rocco – Culture Correspondent at The Economist and 1843 and Man Booker International Prize Administrator;

Michal Shavit – publishing director, Jonathan Cape;

Eve Smith – Secretary, the Booker Prize Foundation;

Boyd Tonkin – writer and critic.

It is chaired by Gaby Wood, Literary Director, Booker Prize Foundation