Writers' Prize

Given by Folio Academy

Other Names: Folio Prize, Rathbones Folio Prize
136 Works / 140 Items 87,635 Books 4,264 Reviews ½ 3.9
The Rathbones Folio Prize (previously known as the Folio Prize and The Literature Prize) was established in 2013 as the first major English language book prize open to writers from around the world. show more It is the only prize in which all the books considered for the prize are selected and judged by an academy of peers.

No prize was awarded in 2016.
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All, Winner (15), Shortlist (80), Longlist (48)
All, 2024 (13), 2023 (15), 2022 (20), 2021 (20), 2020 (20), 2019 (20), 2018 (8), 2017 (8), 2015 (8), 2014 (8)
2024-12-09: Shortlist2024 Upcoming
March 13: Winner2023 Recent

Winner 15

Shortlist 80

The Wren, The Wren by Anne EnrightFiction2024
The Bee Sting by Paul MurrayFiction2024
The Fraud by Zadie SmithFiction2024
Thunderclap: A Memoir of Art and Life & Sudden Death by Laura CummingNon-Ficton2024
Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World by Naomi KleinNon-Ficton2024
A Thread of Violence: A Story of Truth, Invention, and Murder by Mark O'ConnellNon-Ficton2024
Self-Portrait as Othello by Jason Allen-PaisantPoetry2024
The Home Child by Liz BerryPoetry2024
Bright Fear by Mary Jean ChanPoetry2024
Scary Monsters by Michelle De KretserFiction2023
Glory by NoViolet BulawayoFiction2023
Pure Colour: A Novel by Sheila HetiFiction2023
Emergency by Daisy HildyardFiction2023
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth StroutFiction2023
The Passengers by Will AshonNon-Ficton2023
In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Amy BloomNon-Ficton2023
The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World by Jonathan FreedlandNon-Ficton2023
The Social Distance Between Us: How Remote Politics Wrecked Britain by Darren McGarveyNon-Ficton2023
Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir by Margo JeffersonOverall Winner, Nonfiction2023
Quiet by Victoria Adukwei BulleyPoetry2023
Ephemeron by Fiona BensonPoetry2023
Cane, Corn & Gully by Safiya Kamaria KinshasaPoetry2023
England's Green by Zaffar KunialPoetry2023
Manorism by Yomi SodePoetry2023
Assembly by Natasha Brown2022
The Promise by Damon Galgut2022
Men Who Feed Pigeons by Selima Hill2022
Albert and the Whale: Albrecht Dürer and How Art Imagines Our World by Philip Hoare2022
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan2022
My Phantoms by Gwendoline Riley2022
China Room: A Novel by Sunjeev Sahota2022
handiwork by Sara Baume2021
Indelicacy by Amina Cain2021
As You Were by Elaine Feeney2021
Poor by Caleb Femi2021
My Darling from the Lions by Rachel Long2021
A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa2021
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey2021
Vertigo & Ghost by Fiona Benson2020
On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons by Laura Cumming2020
Constellations: Reflections From Life by Sinéad Gleeson2020
Victory by James Lasdun2020
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner2020
Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS by Azadeh Moaveni2020
Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith2020
Milkman by Anna Burns2019
West by Carys Davies2019
Ordinary People by Diana Evans2019
Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile by Alice Jolly2019
There There by Tommy Orange2019
The Crossway by Guy Stagg2019
Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young2019
The Day That Went Missing by Richard Beard2018
Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up by Xiaolu Guo2018
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid2018
White Tears by Hari Kunzru2018
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor2018
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney2018
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout2018
The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece by Laura Cumming2017
This Census-Taker by China Miéville2017
The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan2017
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson2017
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford2017
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien2017
Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War by Robin Yassin-Kassab2017
Outline by Rachel Cusk2015
10:04: A Novel by Ben Lerner2015
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill2015
Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor2015
How to Be Both by Ali Smith2015
Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín2015
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews2015
Red Doc> by Anne Carson2014
Schroder by Amity Gaige2014
Last Friends by Jane Gardam2014
Benediction by Kent Haruf2014
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner2014
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride2014
A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava2014

Longlist 48

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib2022
Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett2022
Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen2022
The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis by Amitav Ghosh2022
Palmares by Gayl Jones2022
Notes on the Sonnets by Luke Kennard2022
Everybody: A Book about Freedom by Olivia Laing2022
Sea State: A Memoir by Tabitha Lasley2022
My Body by Emily Ratajkowski2022
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney2022
Amnion by Stephanie Sy-Quia2022
A Year in the New Life by Jack Underwood2022
The Actual by Inua Ellams2021
OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea by Patrick Freyne2021
The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevisser2021
Rendang by Will Harris2021
The Geez by Nii Ayikwei Parkes2021
Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine2021
English Pastoral: An Inheritance by James Rebanks2021
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake2021
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart2021
Strangers: Essays on the Human and Nonhuman by Rebecca Tamas2021
The Appointment: A Novel by Katharina Volckmer2021
How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang2021
Let Me Not Be Mad: A Story of Unravelling Minds by A K Benjamin2020
The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia by Nathan Filer2020
Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger2020
The Built Moment by Lavinia Greenlaw2020
Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley2020
The Parisian by Isabella Hammad2020
Throw Me to the Wolves by Patrick McGuinness2020
Frolic and Detour by Paul Muldoon2020
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez2020
This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality by Peter Pomerantsev2020
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout2020
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead2020
The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate by Nancy Campbell2019
Little by Edward Carey2019
Murmur by Will Eaves2019
Ghost Trees: Nature and People in a London Parish by Bob Gilbert2019
Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif2019
Land of the Living by Georgina Harding2019
Us by Zaffar Kunial2019
Mothers by Chris Power2019
I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Nietzsche by Sue Prideaux2019
Normal People by Sally Rooney2019
House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma2019
Francis: A Life in Songs by Ann Wroe2019


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