2023 Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlist

The newly expanded Rathbones Folio Prize announced the shortlists in three categories: Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry. Titles or authors of genre interest include Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo (Viking) and Pure Colour by Sheila Heti (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) for Fiction.

Similar to the format the Costa Award used, the Rathbones Folio Prize changed this year to feature three different categories. Each category winner receives £2,000 and is a candidate for the final, overall prize. “First awarded in 2014 (originally known as The Folio Prize), the Rathbones Folio Prize is open to all works of literature written in English and published in the UK, and is worth over £30,000. All genres and all forms of literature are eligible, except work written primarily for children.” Judges for 2023 are Guy Gunaratne, Jackie Kay, and Ali Smith (chair).

For more information, including the complete shortlist, see the Rathbones Folio Prize website.

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