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...

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

The Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018 is Richard Lloyd Parry, for Ghosts of The Tsunami  A work of literary non-fiction that travels deep into the grief, the trauma and the mysteries of the remote communities that lived through the Japanese earthquake and...

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...