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...

Mentors Announced: Rathbones Folio Mentorships

A L Kennedy, Ross Raisin, Kamila Shamsie and Evie Wyld confirmed as mentors for inaugural Rathbones Folio Mentorship scheme, in association with First Story 20 September 2017: Four Rathbones Folio Academicians were selected by ballot from a pool of nearly 100 writers...

The Bookseller Reports

Hisham Matar has won the first £20,000 Rathbones Folio Prize for his “profound and powerful” memoir The Return (Viking). The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between details Matar’s search, both physical and psychological, for his missing...

The Guardian Reports

A month after it secured him a Pulitzer prize, Hisham Matar’s memoir The Return has won the Rathbones Folio prize. The Return tells the story of Matar’s journey to his native Libya in search of his missing father, Jaballa, following the fall of Muammar Gadafi’s...