Stuart Kelly is a Scottish critic and author. His works include The Book Of Lost Books: An Incomplete Guide To All The Books You’ll Never Read and Scott-Land: The Man Who Invented A Nation, which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for Non-Fiction. Literary editor of the Scotsman, Kelly also writes for Scotland on Sunday, the Guardian and The Times. In 2014 he was a judge for the Man Booker Prize.
The Booker Prize turns 50 this year. Once dismissed as ‘posh bingo’ by Julian Barnes (but not after he himself won it), the Booker is one of the leading literary prizes in the world. Eleanor Catton, whose novel The Luminaries won the prize in 2013, discusses the importance of prizes to writers with Stuart Kelly […]