Justine Jordan has been fiction editor at the Guardian for two decades

She has commissioned reviews and interviewed writers including Raymond Briggs, Susanna Clarke, Jon McGregor, Sebastian Barry and China Mieville. 

 She was born in London and grew up in Bristol. She studied English at Cambridge and Anglo-Irish literature at Trinity College Dublin. She won the Vogue writing competition and then joined the Guardian website in its early days as night editor, going on to set up the books website. 

Her criticism has featured in the Guardian, the Irish Times and the LRB. She is a member of the Writers’ Prize academy, and her previous judging experience includes the Guardian first book prize, the 4thWrite short story prize and the Costa novel award.