Sunday, February 23, 2014

Revealed: The Folio Prize Shortlist

On February 10, the literary world was abuzz over the release of the contenders for the newest literary fiction award on the block, the Folio Prize. Sponsored by the Folio Society (known as a UK publisher of beautiful books), the award is billed as the first major English language award open to writers of all nationalities. According to the Folio Prize's website: "Its aim is simple: to celebrate the best fiction of our time, regardless of form or genre, and to bring it to the attention of as many readers as possible."

Here at abcreads, we anticipate the annual release of the Man Booker Prize shortlist (which administrators recently announced will now include English language writers from around the globe beginning this year), and we are interested to see how the these changes will affect the literary award landscape. 

Here you can find selected list books from the Folio Prize shortlist!

Red Doc by Anne Carson

Schroder by Amity Gaige

Benediction by Kent Haruf (ebook)

A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava

Tenth of December by George Saunders (ebook)

Related Links

"American, women authors dominate shortlist of new Folio Prize"

"Folio Prize announces inaugural shortlist of eight books"

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