On 8 May 2018, the Rathbones Folio Prize was awarded to Richard Lloyd Parry, for his Ghosts of the Tsunami, at a ceremony held at the British Library. The ceremony welcomed over 350+ guests, and the winner was announced by chair of judges, Jim Crace.
2019 Rathbones Folio Prize Judges
We’re delighted to announce that the 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize will be judged by Chloe Aridjis, Kate Clanchy and Owen Sheers
About The Academy
The character and qualities of the prize are shaped by The Folio Prize Academy, an international group of people, primarily writers and critics, who are immersed in the world of books.
The Academy will play a decisive role in selecting titles to be considered for the shortlist, and each year…
Key Dates 2019
9 April 2019: Rathbones Folio Prize shortlist announcement
19 May 2019: Rathbones Folio Sessions at the British Library
20 May 2019: Rathbones Folio Prize winner ceremony and announcement
The Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018: Richard Lloyd Parry, for Ghosts of The Tsunami
Richard Lloyd Parry wins the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize with Ghosts of The Tsunami (Jonathan Cape), a book that has “depth and reach to close the gaps between other nations, other cultures”. Read the full press release here.