The Rathbones Folio Prize 2023 Shortlists


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


Quiet by Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Ephemeron by Fiona Benson

Cane, Corn & Gully by Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa

England’s Green by Zaffar Kunial

Manorism by Yomi Ṣode