Begin reading the Shortlist for free via The Pigeonhole

In anticipation of the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize being awarded on 8 May, we’re delighted that The Pigeonhole are offering readers the chance to read a sample from each of the eight shortlisted books. Starting on 2 April a new book will be released each day....

Announcing: the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018 Shortlist

The Rathbones Folio Prize 2018 Shortlist, judged by Jim Crace, Nikesh Shukla, and Kate Summerscale, is as follows: Anything Is Possible – Elizabeth Strout (Viking) Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney (Faber) Exit West – Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton) Ghosts of...

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...