Posted on 02/10/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The shortlist for the Rathbones Folio Prize was revealed yesterday.
Six novels (including the most recent Booker Prize winner), one nonfiction work, and one poetry collection are in the running.
The contenders for the £30,000 (about $41,500) prize are:
Assembly, by Natasha Brown
The Promise, by Damon Galgut
Men Who Feed Pigeons, by Selima Hill
Albert and the Whale, by Philip Hoare
Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan
My Phantoms, by Gwendoline Riley
China Room, by Sunjeev Sahota
The Magician, by Colm Tóibín
The Rathbones Folio Prize celebrates the best work of literature regardless of genre; the winner will be revealed March 23.
Also revealed Wednesday: the National Book Foundation's inaugural selected titles for its new Science + Literature program.
The new initiative will recognize three books each year, with the goal of promoting better understanding of science and technology.
The three books and their authors, who each receive $10,000, are:
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