Announcing the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 Judges

 Kate Clanchy (chair), Chloe Aridjis and Owen Sheers were announced as the judges for the 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize. The prize is governed by an international academy of distinguished writers and critics, ensuring unique quality and consistency in its nomination and...

Announcing: the Rathbones Folio Mentors 2018-19

Francesca Beard, Louise Doughty, Joe Dunthorne and Adam Foulds to be Rathbones Folio Mentors Francesca Beard, Louise Doughty, Joe Dunthorne and Adam Foulds are confirmed as mentors for the second year of the Rathbones Folio Mentorship scheme, in association with 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...

Begin reading the Shortlist for free via The Pigeonhole

In anticipation of the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize being awarded on 8 May, we’re delighted that The Pigeonhole are offering readers the chance to read a sample from each of the eight shortlisted books. Starting on 2 April a new book will be released each day....

Announcing: the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018 Shortlist

The Rathbones Folio Prize 2018 Shortlist, judged by Jim Crace, Nikesh Shukla, and Kate Summerscale, is as follows: Anything Is Possible – Elizabeth Strout (Viking) Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney (Faber) Exit West – Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton) Ghosts of...