Announcing the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 Judges

We’re delighted to announce that Kate Clanchy, Chloe Aridjis and Owen Sheers will judge the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019

Announcing: the Rathbones Folio Mentors 2018-19

Francesca Beard, Louise Doughty, Joe Dunthorne and Adam Foulds to be Rathbones Folio Mentors

Rathbones Folio Mentees – Creative Writing Extracts

Read excerpts of the inaugural Rathbones Folio mentees’ creative writing portfolios

Rathbones Folio Prize 2018 Ceremony

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.

Announcing the Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018

Richard Lloyd Parry wins the Rathbones Folio Prize with ‘Ghosts of The Tsunami’

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…

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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.