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.’
George Saunders has been announced as the winner of The Folio Prize 2014 for Tenth of December (Bloomsbury), sponsored by The Folio Society.
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.
The Folio Society will sponsor the newly named Folio Prize, a literature award of £40,000 to honor the best English-language fiction published in the UK.
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