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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 Tsunami – Richard Lloyd Parry (Jonathan Cape)

Once Upon A Time In The East: A Story of Growing Up – Xiaolu Guo (Chatto & Windus)

Reservoir 13 – Jon McGregor (4th Estate)

The Day That Went Missing – Richard Beard (Harvill Secker)

White Tears – Hari Kunzru (Hamish Hamilton)