Author Carmen Maria Machado wins the Rathbones Folio Prize, which honors influential voices from American LGBTQ literature.
Eight titles from writers in the UK, Ireland, and the USA include both fiction and nonfiction, with a winner’s announcement March 24.
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.
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.’
The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.
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.