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...

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...

The Folio Prize Foundation Announces New Sponsor

The Folio Prize Foundation announces a new sponsor and expanded remit for 2017 and beyond, as well as the appointment of Ahdaf Soueif as chair of the judging panel. Tuesday, 13 December 2016: The Folio Prize Foundation today announces a new collaboration with Rathbone...