Catherine Taylor

Catherine Taylor was until recently Publisher at the Folio Society, and in that role was instrumental in the setting up and running of the inaugural Folio Prize for global English-language fiction, as well as numerous sponsorships and partnerships, including with Edinburgh International Book Festival. She has worked in the book industry for 20 years, for companies as diverse as the British Library and Amazon. Catherine is also a prolific literary critic and was the Guardian’s monthly debut fiction columnist from 2007-2012. She continues to write for the Guardian and Telegraph, and has also contributed to the Sunday Times, Independent on Sunday and New Statesman. .Catherine has a particular interest in the short story and in literature in translation.
The Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize 2014
Enjoy a glass of wine and listen to a lively discussion about the difficulties – and joys – of judging a completely disparate group of fiction and non-fiction books submitted for the prestigious £4,000 JQ Wingate Prize. Past recipients include Amos Oz, WG Sebald, Howard Jacobson, Zadie Smith and Shalom Auslander. The 2014 winner will be announced at the end of the event. Shortlisted books: Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman (Pushkin Press) Landscapes of the Metropoli...