News and Updates from The Writers’ Prize

 

Win the shortlist with the TLS

Win the shortlist with the TLS

12th February 2024 The Writers’ Prize X TLS Competition - Terms  Conditions   By entering the free prize draw (the “Prize Draw”) you agree to these terms and conditions. The Prize Draw is open to everyone, aged 18 or over, except for employees of The Writers’...

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The 2024 Writers’ Prize

The 2024 Writers’ Prize

21st November 2023 Media Release: The Writers’ Prize Announces Details for 2024   Now, in its tenth year, the Rathbones Folio Prize is to be relaunched as The Writers’ Prize, with three 2024 shortlists announced on January 9th and category and overall winners...

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The 2023 Mentorships Showcase

The 2023 Mentorships Showcase

We were delighted to welcome graduates from our game-changing Mentorships Programme to the London Library last Saturday. The programme gives talented graduates from First Story the opportunity to be mentored for one year by experienced, acclaimed writers from our...

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The 2023 Winners’ Gala Ceremony

The 2023 Winners’ Gala Ceremony

Download the 2023 Prize Press Release  Photographs from the 2023 Rathbones Folio Prize Ceremony 27th March, British Library, London (all images c. Camilo Queipo)[dsm_filterable_gallery...

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The 2023 Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlists

The 2023 Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlists

The Category Winners and the Rathbones Folio Prize Book of the Year will be announced in a ceremony at the British Library on Monday 27 March. The shortlisted authors will take part in events across the country as well as an evening of shortlist sessions at the...

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Digital Residency for Ukrainian Author Volodymyr Rafeienko

Digital Residency for Ukrainian Author Volodymyr Rafeienko

Award-winning Ukrainian novelist and poet Volodymyr Rafeienko is the recipient of a digital writing residency at the University of Chichester, organised in partnership with the Rathbones Folio Prize and the Stephen Spender Trust. The residency is supported through the...

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Judges for the 2023 Prize & New Shortlist Categories

Judges for the 2023 Prize & New Shortlist Categories

Our 2023 jury of Ali Smith (chair), Jackie Kay and Guy Gunaratne will judge the Writers' Prize with a new, expanded format. Since 2017 the Rathbones Folio Prize has celebrated all works of literature regardless of form. New for 2023 the Prize will celebrate three...

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The 2022 Mentorships Showcase

The 2022 Mentorships Showcase

Our groundbreaking Mentorships Programme gives talented graduates from First Story the opportunity to be mentored for one year by experienced, acclaimed writers from our Academy. The 2022 Rathbones Folio mentees, their mentors, family and friends gathered at the...

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The Rathbones Folio Prize Ceremony 2022

The Rathbones Folio Prize Ceremony 2022

We were honoured to welcome authors, publishers, agents, booksellers and many more to the British Library on Tuesday 22nd March to celebrate this year's books. The winning title, announced by Chair of Judges Tessa Hadley, was Colm Tóibín's The Magician, and he joined...

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Read Around Ukraine

Read Around Ukraine

In light of the tragic events taking place in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, we wanted to show our solidarity for the millions affected. Believing that literature is always a form of dialogue, and as a response to the huge demand from readers seeking to gain perspective...

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The Day is Fresh – an anthology of work by RFP mentees

The Day is Fresh – an anthology of work by RFP mentees

The Day is Fresh showcases fantasy, thriller, realism, experimental prose, and poetry by 14 gifted graduates of the Rathbones Folio Mentorships programme. The anthology was edited by Ralf Webb, author of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection-shortlisted Rotten...

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Supporting Writers: Unmute Anthology

Supporting Writers: Unmute Anthology

Rathbones Folio Prize, also known as the Writer’s Prize’, is proud to support all writers and so we are pleased to support and encourage reading the anthology ‘Unmute: Young Voices from Lockdown’.

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Rathbones Folio Mentees – Creative Writing Extracts 2020

Rathbones Folio Mentees – Creative Writing Extracts 2020

We're delighted to present four extracts from the 2019 – 2020 Rathbones Folio Mentees: Nidaa Raoof, Mariamah Davey, Maria Clark and Weronika Baranowska. The Rathbones Folio Mentorships 2019 – 2020, run in association with First Story and supported by Arts Council...

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