Gaby Wood was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2021.
Gaby Wood is the Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, where she oversees matters ranging from the selection of prize judges to reading groups in prisons to an annual creative writing scholarship at the University of East Anglia. Prior to that she was Head of Books at the Telegraph, and for 15 years she was a staff writer and editor at the Observer. She has written about culture for a quarter of a century and has served on numerous literary judging panels, including the Granta Best of Young British Novelists in 2013 and the Granta Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists in 2021. Her history of uncanny automata, Edison’s Eve, was a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in the US. She continues to write, and occasionally to illustrate, for the London Review of Books.
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