2018 Booker Prize Judge
Leo Robson is a literary and cultural critic.
He is a contributing writer at the New Statesman, and, on both sides of the Atlantic, one of the leading literary and cultural critics of his generation. He has served as television critic of the Financial Times, and has contributed to a range of other publications, including the New York Review of Books, the Nation, and the Wall Street Journal.
His writing for the New Yorker – on subjects ranging from Joseph Conrad to Prime Minister’s Questions – has twice been shortlisted for the Nona Balakian prize for excellence in reviewing at the US National Book Critics Circle Awards. He has previously judged the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the David Cohen Prize, and the Goldsmiths Prize.