The Prize

 

The Rathbones Folio Prize is the only major English language book prize to celebrate the best literature of our time, regardless of form or genre.  It is open to any book (written primarily for adults) in the give year and, uniquely, is nominated exclusively by The Folio Prize Academy, an international group of writers and critics.

 

This year’s Prize will be awarded on 24th May 2017 at a ceremony at the British Library.

 

The judges for this year’s Prize will be Ahdaf Soueif (chair), Rachel Holmes, and Lucy Hughes-Hallett.

Dates

  • 2017 Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlist Announcement
  • 2017 Rathbones Folio Prize Award Ceremony at the British Library

News

  • Announcing the 2017 Rathbones Folio Prize

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            The Folio Prize Foundation announces a new sponsor and expanded remit for 2017 and beyond, as well as the appointment of Ahdaf Soueif as chair of the judging panel.   Tuesday, 13 December 2016: The Folio Prize Foundation today announces a new collaboration with Rathbone Investment Management Ltd to form the More

  • Suzy Lucas moves on to the Folio Prize Foundation board; Minna Fry joins the Folio Prize as Director of Development

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    Suzy Lucas moves on to the Folio Prize Foundation board; Minna Fry joins the Folio Prize as Director of Development Tuesday 5 July, 2016: Following the success of the Folio Academy Sessions at the British Library last month – a series of eight exhilarating events, programmed by members of the Folio Academy – the Prize More

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