Nhà sử học nổi tiếng năm 2019 làm chủ tịch Ban Giám Khảo của giải thưởng văn học quốc tế 2019 Man Booker Quốc tế
Man Booker Quốc tế là giải thưởng văn học quốc tế, được trao hai năm một lần cho một tác giả còn sống thuộc bất cứ quốc tịch nào, cho toàn bộ tác phẩm xuất bản bằng tiếng Anh hoặc có thể dịch sang tiếng Anh.
Giải Man Booker Quốc tế thành lập vào năm 2004 để bổ sung cho giải Man Booker danh giá - vốn chỉ vinh danh tác giả viết bằng tiếng Anh thuộc Khối Thịnh vượng chung Anh, Ireland và Zimbabwe.
Dr. Bettany Hughes
Dr Bettany Hughes has devoted her time to ancient history and culture. An award-winning historian, she has written and presented several historical and philosophical television and radio documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, PBS, The History Channel, National Geographic, Discovery, BBC World and ITV. Some of her presenting credits include; The Ideas That Make Us (BBC, 2016) Pompeii Live and Vikings Live - educational pieces for the British Museum, Genius of the Ancient World (Buddha, Socrates, Confucius) (BBC4, 2015) and Genius of the Modern World (Marx, Nietzsche, Freud) (BBC4,2016).
As an author, Dr Bettany’s first book Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore has been translated into ten languages. Her second publication, The Hemlock Cup, Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life was a New York Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Writer’s Guild Award.
Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster who has devoted much of the last twenty years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her first book, Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore, was published to critical acclaim and has now been translated into ten languages. Her latest work The Hemlock Cup - Socrates, Athens and the Search For The Good Life was short-listed for the Writer's Guild Award was a notable non-fiction book of 2011 and a New York Times bestseller. Bettany is currently writing a new biography of Istanbul - the result of a decade of on-the-ground research.Bettany has written and presented over 30 factual films and radio documentary series for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, PBS, Discovery, The History Channel and ABC for both the British and International markets including 'Divine Women', ‘The Spartans’, ‘When The Moors Ruled in Europe’, ‘Athens: The Truth of Democracy’, ‘The Women of the Bible’, 'Alexandria: The Greatest City', 'Atlantis: The Evidence' and ‘Helen of Troy’. These have now been seen by over 150 million people worldwide.In recognition of her 'outstanding contribution' to history and historical research Bettany has been awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal for History. Bettany is a founding patron of the educational charity 'Classics For All', was the Chair of the Orange Prize for Fiction, is a judge of the Art Fund Museum of the Year and the English Heritage Angel Awards and is advisor to The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation. Bettany was a Scholar at Oxford University; she has been awarded a Doctorate by York University, an Honorary Fellowship by Cardiff University and the Historical Association. She holds a Research Fellowship at King’s College, London. Bettany lectures around the world and delights in sharing her passion for research, knowledge and understanding - she also loves cricket and cats. She lives in the UK and abroad with her husband and their two daughters.Bettany Hughes, born May 1967 (age 46), is an award-winning popular historian, author, and broadcaster. Her speciality is classical history.Bettany Hughes was born and grew up in west London. Hughes is the daughter of actor Peter Hughes and the sister of cricketer and journalist Simon Hughes.She is married to Adrian Evans, who in 2012 was the Pageant Master for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. He is also the Director of the Coin Street Community Arts Festival and founder of the Mayor's Thames Festival. The couple have two children.Bettany Hughes won a bursary to attend Notting Hill & Ealing High School in Ealing. She was awarded an Entrance Scholarship to St Hilda's College, Oxford, where she earned a second-class degree in Ancient and Modern History. Hughes then carried out postgraduate research in Greece, Romania and Asia Minor.Hughes has taught at Bristol, Manchester, Oxford, and Cambridge universities. She is currently a Research Fellow of King's College London, an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University, and the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York.Hughes has written two critically acclaimed books on Ancient Greek subjects. Her first, Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore, has been translated into ten languages. Her second, The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life, was Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 and was especially well received. Hughes was nominated as a finalist for the Writer's Guild Award  and made The New York Times Bestseller List for The Hemlock Cup. It was also chosen as Book of the Year in several publications.She has written and presented documentary films and series on both ancient and modern subjects for National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, PBS, The History Channel and Channel 4. In July 2012, she began to co-present a series on ITV with Michael Buerk called Britain's Secret Treasures.Hughes has received numerous accolades for her broadcasting work. In 2009, she was awarded the Naomi Sargeant Special Award for excellence in Educational Broadcasting, and in 2010 was given a Special Award for services to Hellenic Culture and Heritage by the Greek Department of Culture. She has also been awarded the 2012 Norton Medlicott Award for services to History by the Historical Association, of which she is an Honorary Fellow.Hughes has been invited to universities in the US, Australia, Germany, Turkey and the Netherlands to speak on subjects such as Helen of Troy, the origins of female 'Sophia' and concepts of Time in the Islamic world. In 2010 she gave the Hellenic Institute's Tenth Annual lecture 'Ta Erotika: The Things of Love', and in 2011 was invited to give the BBC Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture, in which she argued that history on television is thriving and enjoying a new golden age. She was also asked to chair the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction, the UK's only annual book award for fiction written by women.Hughes is a long-standing patron and supporter of educational and campaigning charity The Iris Project, which has been promoting and teaching Latin and Greek in state schools since 2006. She is an honorary patron of Classics For All, a national campaign to get classical languages and the study of ancient civilisations back into state schools in the UK launched in 2010. She is also an advisor to the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation which fosters large-scale collaborative projects between East and West.TelevisionBettany Hughes talking to Ralph Jackson (Curator of Romano-British Collections at the British Museum) during filming of Britain's Secret Treasures at the British MuseumBreaking the Seal (2000). BBC/OUMysteries of the Ancients (2002).The Spartans (2002) - produced by Lion TV, three 60-minute episodes.Seven Ages of Britain (2003) — a social history from the Ice Age to the Industrial Revolution.The Minotaur's Island (documentary)|The Minotaur's Island (2003) - produced by Lion TV.The Minoans (documentary)|The Minoans (2004) - produced by Lion TV.Helen of Troy (documentary)|Helen of Troy (2005) — produced by Lion TV.When The Moors Ruled In Europe (2005).Athens: the Dawn of Democracy (2007). Former title Athens: the Truth about Democracy.Engineering Ancient Egypt (2008).The Roman Invasion of Britain (2009).The Bible: A History - (2010) Channel 4: one episode (4 of 7) titled Daughters of Eve.Time Team (2010) Channel 4: season 17, episode 1Atlantis: the Evidence (2010): A Timewatch special about the lost continent being the volcanic island of SantoriniAlexandria, City of Dreams, More 4, 2010The Day Jesus Died, BBC One, 2010Countrywise, ITV, 2009–2013Forgiveness, BBC One, 2011The Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World, BBC Two, 2011The Story of the East, Channel 4, 2011Nefertiti - The True Face, Discovery Channel, forthcomingDivine Women, BBC, 2012Britain's Secret Treasures, ITV, July 2012 – PresentBritain's Secret Homes, ITV, June 2013RadioThere's Something About Eleanor of Aquitaine - BBC Radio 3, 2004Amongst the Medici - 3 parts, BBC Radio 4, February–March 2006.The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships - BBC Radio 3, 2006Sisters of Aphrodite - BBC Radio 3, 2007Byzantium Unearthed - 3 parts, BBC Radio 4, October 2008Call Yourself a Feminist - 3 parts, BBC Radio 4, 2009Great Lives - Sappho episode 2 of series 22, BBC Radio 4, 10 August 2010In Search of the Aryans Sunday Special - BBC Radio 3, 2010Banishing Eve - 3 parts, BBC Radio 4, 2010The Ideas That Make Us - BBC Radio 4, 2013BooksHelen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore, 2005. ISBN 0-224-07177-7.The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life, 2010. ISBN 0-224-07178-5Academic Publications"'Terrible, Excruciating, Wrong-Headed And Ineffectual': The Perils and Pleasures of Presenting Antiquity to a Television Audience" - Dunstan Lowe, Kim Shahabudin (ed.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009, ISBN 978-1443801201"Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore" - European Cultural Centre of Delphi, XIII International Meeting On Ancient Drama 2007, The Women in Ancient Drama, Symposium ProceedingsSource:http://en.wikipedia.orghttp://www.bettanyhughes.co.uk/