2016 Booker Prize Judge (Chair)
Dr Amanda Foreman is an award-winning historian and internationally bestselling author.
Her books include Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (winner of the 1998 Whitbread Prize for Best Biography), A World on Fire, and The World Made by Women. She also wrote and starred in a four-part documentary regarding the role of women in society, entitled The Ascent of Woman. A frequent contributor across tv, radio and in print, she is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal bi-weekly ‘Historically Speaking’ and an Honorary Research Senior Fellow in the History Department at the University of Liverpool.
In 2016 she received the St. George’s Society of New York’s Anglo-American Cultural Award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the US-UK cultural world. Foreman was invited by the Royal Collection to curate an exhibit about Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace for the summer of 2019. Foreman is the daughter of Carl Foreman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and producer. She received her doctorate in 18th Century British History from Oxford University in 1998. Married with five children, she divides her time between London and New York.