Susannah Clapp

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Susannah Clapp (born 1949) is a British writer, who has been the theatre critic of The Observer since 1997 and is a frequent contributor to the BBC's Nightwaves.[1]

An editor and reader at the publisher Jonathan Cape early in her career, Clapp was a founder of the London Review of Books, where she was assistant editor.[2] She is the author of books about Bruce Chatwin and Angela Carter, and is the literary executor of the estates of both authors.[3]

In December 2013, after 14 years involvement, Clapp resigned from the judging panel of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards following changes in the voting method of which she disapproved.[4] Allegedly, vote rigging reportedly caused by the use of a secret ballot, rather than the judges making their case to each other as had been the previous practice.[5]

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