2020 International Booker Prize Judge
Lucie Campos is a specialist in comparative literature and contemporary fiction in translation.
Lucie Campos was born in Dublin, raised in Paris and reads six languages. As a lecturer in comparative literature has written about the work of writers such as Sebald, Kertész, Coetzee, Beckett and Kafka, and edited several collective volumes on fiction and history in the 20th century. She has spent the last eight years between London and Paris engaged in developing and creating projects to promote literature in translation and to bring more writers in translation into festivals, schools, and public debate. As head of books at the French Institute in London, she created the annual Beyond Words Festival as well as projects such as the European Writers’ Tour and Franco-German Triangular Talks, while coordinating the Burgess translation fund and the South Ken Kids Festival.