Meet the Shortlist selection panel
Mrs Jenny Rosser
CBPT trustee, former publisher and publishing consultant, and is now a Missional Community Developer and Trainer.
Dr Margaret Keeling MA, ALA PhD
Former Head of Libraries, Information, Heritage and Cultural Services for Essex. She has a research degree in literature and currently runs taster courses for retired people to encourage the study of fiction in the University of the Third Age. She is also President of the Librarians' Christian Fellowship.
Rev Brian Butler
Baptist Minister, author and former Bible College lecturer and missionary.
A prolific reader, Brian has reviewed books for CLC World magazine since 1971 and enjoys reading with his young grandchildren.
Mrs Eileen Henderson
Eileen has an MA in Education and Hons degree in Music. Currently works as a library assistant at Cambridge University. Former teacher to primary years and tutor of English in Japan. She has also been a school governor at nursery and primary levels. Working with her local church, she runs an adult reading group exploring Christian literature.
Selection to the shortlist is based on a strict scoring criteria, completed anonymously by our panellists. Their decision is final.