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...

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...