Judges for the 2023 Prize & New Shortlist Categories

Our 2023 jury of Ali Smith (chair), Jackie Kay and Guy Gunaratne will judge the Writers’ Prize with a new, expanded format. Since 2017 the Rathbones Folio Prize has celebrated all works of literature regardless of form. New for 2023 the Prize will celebrate...

The 2022 Mentorships Showcase

Our groundbreaking Mentorships Programme gives talented graduates from First Story programmes the opportunity to be mentored for one year by experienced, acclaimed writers from our Academy. The 2022 Rathbones Folio mentees, their mentors, family and friends gathered...

The Rathbones Folio Prize Ceremony 2022

We were honoured to welcome authors, publishers, agents, booksellers and many more to the British Library on Tuesday 22nd March to celebrate this year’s books. The winning title, announced by Chair of Judges Tessa Hadley, was Colm Tóibín’s The Magician,...

Read Around Ukraine

In light of the tragic events taking place in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, we wanted to show our solidarity for the millions affected. Believing that literature is always a form of dialogue, and as a response to the huge demand from readers seeking to gain perspective...

The Day is Fresh – an anthology of work by RFP mentees

The Day is Fresh showcases fantasy, thriller, realism, experimental prose, and poetry by 14 gifted graduates of the Rathbones Folio Mentorships programme. The anthology was edited by Ralf Webb, author of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection-shortlisted Rotten...