Committee & Judges

 Prize Advisory Committee

  • Professor Dame Gillian Beer DBE, FBA, FRSL, (King Edward VII Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge)
  • Catherine Clarke (Literary Agent, Managing Director at Felicity Bryan Associates)
  • Nicola Crossley, (SYP Vice-Chair 2010, Commissioning Editor for Coronet, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Denise Johnstone-Burt (Publisher at Walker Books)
  • Kate Jury (Garden and Landscape Designer, Oxford Garden Partners; formerly a marketing director for Oxford University Press)
  • Professor Dame Hermione Lee CBE (biographer and President of Wolfson College Oxford)
  • Fiona Maddocks (the Observer Classical Critic)
  • Francine Stock (novelist and broadcaster)

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Judges 2017

  • Catherine Clarke  (Literary Agent, Managing Director at Felicity Bryan Associates)
  • Denise Johnstone-Burt (Publisher at Walker Books)
  • Professor Dame Hermione Lee CBE (biographer and President of Wolfson College Oxford)
  • Peter McKay – Chief Executive Publishing Training Centre
  • Rebecca Lewis-Oakes – Winner 2015
  • Zara Markland, former chair Society Young Publishers