Louise Minchin is the chair of judges for the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction. 

Louise Minchin is a journalist, broadcaster and writer. She was a presenter on BBC Breakfast for 20 years and was the main news anchor on the BBC News Channel and the BBC’s One O’clock News. She has also presented The One Show, Five Live Drive, Real Rescues and Missing Live and has been a contestant on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Time Crashers and Celebrity MasterChef. She is also a writer. Her first book, Dare to Tri, charted her journey from the Breakfast sofa to representing the Great Britain Triathlon team in her age-group at World and European Championships. Her second book, Fearless was published by Bloomsbury in 2023, will also reflect her passion for celebrating women’s extraordinary stories.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is a hugely exciting and important landmark in the annual cultural calendar. To be chairing the 2023 prize is therefore a great honour for me. I can’t wait to delve into the rich and varied novels that are on offer, and, alongside my fellow judges, help to celebrate women’s stories, sharing them with readers worldwide.

Louise Minchin