Posted on 03/24/2020 at 08:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli has won another honor: the Rathbones Folio Prize.

The award, worth £30,000 ($35,320), is open to all genres and all countries.

Luiselli’s third novel overall and first in English combines one family’s road trip with the journey of thousands of migrant children trying to reach the United States.

Lost Children Archive already won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for fiction and was also was shortlisted for both the 2019 Aspen Words Literary Prize and the 2019 National Book Circle Critics Award.

The Rathbones ceremony was fully digital for the first time since the award was created in 2013 — and Luiselli’s victory is also the first for a woman since that year as well.

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