Iranian-French writer jury member of 2017 Man Booker Prize

Publish Date : Wednesday 18 October 2017 - 22:01
IBNA- Lila Azam Zanganeh, an Iranian-French writer is a member of jury panel of 2017 Man Booker Prize.
According to IBNA correspondent, Zanganeh is the author of an innovative book about Nabokov, ‘The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness’, which has been translated into ten languages.
Born to Iranian parents, she studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and went on to teach literature, cinema and Romance languages at Harvard University. She has since conducted interviews and written essays for a range of publications including the New York Times and the Paris Review. Along with Sheila Heti, Adam Thirlwell and Geoff Dyer, she contributed to Visual Editions’ map-based work Where You Are. She is a judge of the Formentor Prize, and is the recipient of the 2011 Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism.
The jury panel of 2017 Man Booker Prize, which will be chaired by Lola Young, consists of: literary critic, Lila Azam Zanganeh; the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist, Sarah Hall; the artist, Tom Phillips; and the travel writer, Colin Thubron.
The Man Booker Prize is sponsored by Man Group, one of the world’s largest independent alternative investment managers.
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