Rathbones Folio Prize Sessions 2020:
How to Write a Book in your Lunch Hour
In the ‘How to Write a book in a Day’ Sessions, hear how some masters of their trade manage to translate what’s in their heads and hearts to the page. Hosted by Kate Clanchy, celebrated teacher, prize winning poet and author of the recent bestseller “Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me’ and the forthcoming ‘How to Grow a Poem’ these 3 sessions will focus on poetry, fiction and non-fiction with one on one interviews with Raymond Antrobus, Kate Summerscale and Patrick Gale, followed by a Q&A with the audience. If you missed the Rathbones Folio Prize Sessions 2020, you can now watch them below.
National Writing Day 2020
To celebrate #NationalWritingDay, we’re delighted to share creative writing extracts from two of this year’s Rathbones Folio Mentees! Read Nidaa Raoof’s astonishing ‘postcard stories’ and poetry, and Mariamah Davey’s breathtaking short fiction.
Also shared below is creative writing extracts from previous years, from the Mentorship programme alumnae Aisha Borja, Henna Ravjibhai, Adnaan Ali, Sophie Crabtree, Shakira Irfan, Imaru Lewis, and Vincent Otterbeck.
Rathbones Folio Prize, also known as the Writer’s Prize’, is proud to support all writers and so we are pleased to support and encourage reading the anthology ‘Unmute: Young Voices from Lockdown’.
A Bright Future for the Rathbones Folio Prize
We’re delighted to announce an expanded partnership with our sponsors Rathbones Investment Management, which secures the future of the Prize, Mentorships and Sessions until at least 2023. The renewed and significantly increased sponsorship by Rathbones not only enables us to step up our charitable objectives, it also means that the value of the Prize has increased, with this year’s winner set to receive a cheque for £30,000.
2020 Rathbones Folio Prize Winner
The winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 is Valeria Luiselli, for ‘The Lost Children Archive’. See the full details here.
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…