Posted on February 3, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The contenders for the new incarnation of the Rathbones Folio Prize have been announced.
For 2023, the prize has expanded to honor the winner of each of three categories — nonfiction, fiction, and poetry — and then to celebrate one overall winner.
Category winners will receive £2,000 (about $2,500) and the overall winner will receive an additional £30,000 (about $36,700).
Those three writers will be announced March 27.
Here are the works under consideration as the best work of literature regardless of genre:
The Passengers by Will Ashon
In Love by Amy Bloom
The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland
Constructing a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson
The Social Distance Between Us by Darren McGarvey
Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo
Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser
Pure Colour by Sheila Heti
Emergency by Daisy Hildyard
Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
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