Boyd Tonkin

Boyd Tonkin is Senior Writer at The Independent, and until November 2013 was the newspaper’s Literary Editor. He has reported on literary and cultural subjects from more than 30 countries on five continents, and his essays have been published widely in books and journals. In addition to judging the leading UK award for literature in translation, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, since 2001, he has judged the Booker Prize, the Whitbread biography award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the David Cohen Prize and the Prix Cevennes in France. He is a member of the Council of the Orwell Prize and the Academy of the Folio Prize.