Esi Edugyan: 'You feel you are reading the best of world literature'
Novelist Edugyan talks about a childhood immersed in horror stories - and why she believes there is no such thing as ‘a Booker book’
Get to know the judges of the Booker Prize 2023 and discover more about their reading habits, their favourite Booker books and what they are hoping to find among this year's submissions
Novelist Esi Edugyan, twice-shortlisted for the Booker Prize, is the chair of the 2023 judging panel and is joined by actor, writer and director Adjoa Andoh; poet, lecturer, editor and critic Mary Jean Chan; Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Shakespeare specialist James Shapiro; and actor and writer Robert Webb.
The judges are looking for the best work of long-form fiction, selected from entries published in the UK and Ireland between October 1 2022 and September 30 2023.