Booker Prize Judges
TurboBookSnob would like to thank her husband for generously agreeing
to write the biographies of this year's judges, and for applying
his own outrageous sense of humour and unique style to this page,
and enabling the TurboBookSnob to avoid rehashing the formal biographies
that are presented on the Man Booker Prize web site.
would like to take this opportunity to issue a friendly threat to
Ion Trewin - until the TurboBookSnob is invited to be a judge, her
husband the undersigned will continue to malign and slander the
Booker Prize judges getting slightly more obnoxious and less truthful
as the years progress!!
|Michael Portillo (Chair)
Although currently a successful Booker Prize Judge Chair, TurboBookSnob's
readers might be interested to know that from the mid 1970s
through 1985 when he joined the government, Michael Portillo couldn't
hold down a job. According to his own website, the man held
at least 8 jobs during those years, accomplishing almost nothing
except that he might have
graduated from Cambridge during this time.
From 1986 to 2005 he was
a political tart, and even now his work remains mired in seedy world
of the International Commission on Missing Persons in the former
Yugoslavia. It's uncertain whether he is trying to help these
persons get found or stay missing forever?
than being a angel dust enthusiast and a Frotterist, not much is
known about Alex Clark outside her literary criticism.
rocks the Booker Prize again this year as another judge ( Louise
Doughty) is involved in a virtual waterfall of allegations of wrong
doing before the longlist is even announced. Besides being a book
nerd bombshell, Ms. Doughty is claimed to be the highest stone in
a complicated pyramid scheme called A Novel in a Year.
members in the scheme bought in for thousands of pounds each in
hopes of having their dubious novels edited and marketed by a ficticious
publishing house, that ended up being a shell company which funneled
millions of dollars into the committee to elect Louise Doughty to
judge the Booker Prize.
TurboBookSnob would be morally outraged except that someday she
intends to form, or have her husband form a committee to Elect the
TurboBookSnob to judge the booker prize since she would be the greatest
booker prize judge of all times.
James Heneage's dodgy relationship to the International power brokers
HMV Group is widely known, I've decided to concentrate on
the sex scandals Heneage has covered
up with the untold wealth he acquired running private book stores
over the years. The
first sex scandal of interest was that for a brief time in 2003,
Mr. Heneage was juggling a relationship with 3 out of 5 of the Spice
Girls. It is rumored these relationships produced at least 2 love
children, and a 80 Pound a day Viagra habit. The
other scandal Mr. Heneage's wealth bought him out of was his relationship
with a second tier Royal that also produced a love child. Since
money wasn't a need of the particular Royal in question, the bounty
to buy his freedom was signed copies of all seven Harry Potter First
|Hardeep Singh Kohli
fooled by his Indian sounding name. Hardeep Singh Kohli is an Islamic
terrorist trying to bring down western civilization through Indian
Cooking and abnormally large amounts of charitable work.
Hardeep was radicalized by his mother who was a Fundamentalist Social
Worker in the 1960s, and some dodgy Jesuits at St. Aloysious College
in Glascow Scotland. Hardeep further outraged right thinking
Britons when he took the stance that he was not in fact a terrorist,
and that he was at least slightly ashamed for having read all the
Harry Potter Books.
Other Booker Prize judges have already reported being privately
urged to consider Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows for the 2008
Longlist, over the the TurboBookSnob's dead body…