Eight titles from writers in the UK, Ireland, and the USA include both fiction and nonfiction, with a winner’s announcement March 24.
Open to writers under 35, the 2020 UK Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year honor goes to poet Jay Bernard for the collection ‘Surge.’
Industry notes: The Rathbones Folio Prize winner talks about collectively reimagining our narratives, as programs reschedule their plans.
The COVID-19 pandemic’s rapid expansion prompts the cancellation of the 2020 Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore, and the UK Rathbones Folio Prize ceremony goes online.
Choosing books ‘we felt took risks,’ the jury of the Rathbones Folio Prize draws its eight-title shortlist from an original pool this year of 80 books.
A veteran foreign correspondent and Asia editor to The Times, Richard Lloyd Parry has won the Rathbones Foiio for his examination of the worst catastrophe in Japan since the atomic bombings of World War II.
In a contentious turn of events, the Rathbones Folio Prize shortlist announcement prompts criticism of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, while the Rathbones prize, itself, admits US entries, as the Booker does.
The eight authors shortlisted for the 2015 Folio prize hail from around the world: North America, the UK, Ireland, Kenya and India
At the New Statesman, Leo Robson examined the Goldsmiths and Folio Prizes and how they are ‘changing the literary landscape.’
North Americans dominate the eight books vying for this year’s inaugural £40,000 Folio book prize from the UK, which is open to all English-language titles.
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