Author and Professor in English at Royal Holloway, University of London, Benjamin Markovits is to chair the 2023/24 Wingate Literary Prize judging panel. Markovits will be joined by novelist and Lecturer of Creative Writing Ashley Hickson-Lovence, author and screenwriter, Natasha Solomons and Research Fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies and author, Rabba Dr Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz.
Now in its 46th year, the annual £4,000 prize, run in association with JW3, is awarded to the best book – fiction or non-fiction – to translate the idea of Jewishness to the general reader.
As British Jewry’s most prestigious book award it attracts nominations from all over the world.
Winner of the 2022 / 23 Prize was Simon Parkin for The Island of Extraordinary Captives. Previous winners also include Nicolle Krauss, Amos Oz, Zadie Smith, Oliver Sacks, David Grossman and Linda Grant.
The prize longlist will be announced late 2023.