2023 Rathbones Folio Winners

The newly expanded Rathbones Folio Prize announced the winners in three categories: Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry; as well as an overall “Book of the Year” winner. Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser (Atlantic/Allen and Unwin) won the Fiction category.

Each category winner receives £2,000 and is a candidate for the 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 were 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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