2020 International Booker Prize Judge (Chair)
Ted Hodgkinson is a broadcaster, editor, critic and writer.
As Head of Literature and Spoken Word at Southbank Centre, he oversees the seasonal literature programme as well as the prestigious annual London Literature Festival. Formerly online editor at Granta magazine, his essays, interviews and reviews have appeared across a range of publications and websites. He is a former British Council literature programmer for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia and sits on the selection panel for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Fellowship and has judged a number of other awards. He co-edited, with Icelandic author and poet Sjón, the first anthology of Nordic short stories in English, The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat and other stories from the North (Pushkin Press, 2017), to critical acclaim. In 2018, for a second consecutive year, he was named in The Bookseller’s list of the 100 most influential people in publishing