2019 Booker Prize Judge
Liz Calder is a publisher and editor.
Liz Calder began her publishing career in 1971 at Gollancz, where she published Salman Rushdie, John Irving and Angela Carter, before moving to Jonathan Cape in 1979. There, she published two Booker Prize-winning novels - Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac - and the future Man Booker winner Julian Barnes. In 1986 she became a founding director of Bloomsbury Publishing.
Her authors there included three further Booker Prize winners: Margaret Atwood, Nadine Gordimer and Michael Ondaatje, whose novel The English Patient won the Golden Man Booker. Liz is a founder-director of Flip, the first literary festival in South America and of Full Circle Editions, a Suffolk-based publishing imprint at which she now exclusively publishes non-fiction.