Boyd Tonkin

An award-winning journalist, Boyd Tonkin currently writes for newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Economist and The Spectator. Previously, he was Literary Editor and then Senior Writer at The Independent. In 2001, he re-founded the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for literature in translation, and in 2016 chaired the first Man Booker International Prize after it became a prize for translated fiction. He is now Special Adviser to the prize, and has also judged the Booker Prize, the Whitbread biography award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the David Cohen Prize. His reader’s guide to global non-anglophone fiction, 100 Best Novels In Translation, is forthcoming in June 2018 with Galileo.