Mark Damazer has been named as the new chair of the Booker Prize Foundation. Damazer was previously associated with BBC News. This news was announced by the foundation via twitter.
According to a statement shared by the Foundation, the new chair has been stern in his decision to not repeat what happened last year: joint winners. “What you don’t want last year to do is to set a precedent and I think this is a rather crucial point.”
You can check out the tweet here:
It's been a big week for #TheBookerPrizes, announcing @markdamazer as the new chair of the Booker Prize Foundation and relaunching work towards 26 August as the new date for the #InternationalBooker2020 digital winner announcement. Read more: https://t.co/SsypocbJvV pic.twitter.com/cdBySMiC2L
— The Booker Prizes (@TheBookerPrizes) June 5, 2020
It was also stated that the winner of the International Booker 2020 will be announced on August 26 digitally. The event has been postponed by three months and a reason for this was the case of closed bookshops.