Rathbones Folio Mentees 2019 – Creative Writing Extracts

As part of National Writing Day, we’re delighted to share extracts from the creative writing portfolios of this year’s Rathbones Folio Mentees.   The Rathbones Folio Mentorships pairs 3 – 4 outstanding young graduates (16 – 18 years of age) from First...

Rathbones Folio Mentees – Creative Writing Extracts

We’re delighted to present four extracts from the inaugural Rathbones Folio Mentees – Sophie Crabtree, Shakira Irfan, Imaru Lewis, and Vincent Otterbeck, who were mentored, respectively, by Evie Wyld, AL Kennedy, Kamila Shamsie and Ross Raisin. The Rathbones...

Quick-fire Questions with the Shortlisted Authors

Mohsin Hamid     1. At what age did you know you wanted to become a writer? I think I would always have wanted to be a writer if I knew one could be a writer. But it wasn’t until I reached university, around the age of 18 or so, that I first began to imagine that such...

Rathbones Folio Prize Judges Q&A

Kate Summerscale   1. At what age did you know you wanted to become a writer?  I’ve always wanted to read, and writing has grown out of that. It turns out that it can be an even better way of losing yourself in a book. 2. Was your first book published or is it still...