Mentors Announced: Rathbones Folio Mentorships

A L Kennedy, Ross Raisin, Kamila Shamsie and Evie Wyld confirmed as mentors for inaugural Rathbones Folio Mentorship scheme, in association with First Story 20 September 2017: Four Rathbones Folio Academicians were selected by ballot from a pool of nearly 100 writers...

The Bookseller Reports

Hisham Matar has won the first £20,000 Rathbones Folio Prize for his “profound and powerful” memoir The Return (Viking). The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between details Matar’s search, both physical and psychological, for his missing...

The Guardian Reports

A month after it secured him a Pulitzer prize, Hisham Matar’s memoir The Return has won the Rathbones Folio prize. The Return tells the story of Matar’s journey to his native Libya in search of his missing father, Jaballa, following the fall of Muammar Gadafi’s...

The Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize 2017

Hisham Matar wins inaugural Rathbones Folio Prize Hisham Matar has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Rathbones Folio Prize. Matar received the award for THE RETURN; Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between, a profound and powerful memoir of his search, both...