The Prize

The Folio Prize is the first major English language book prize open to writers from around the world. Its aim is simple: to celebrate the best fiction of our time, regardless of form or genre, and to bring it to the attention of as many readers as possible.

Through The Folio Prize Academy, an international group of people who write, review and delight in books, it will discover and promote excellence in writing, encouraging people to put great literature at the centre of their lives.


  • Shortlist announcement
  • The Folio Prize Fiction Festival at the British Library
  • Award Ceremony


  • The 80 books nominated by The Folio Prize Academy are revealed


    The Folio Prize has revealed the 80 books nominated by The Folio Prize Academy for consideration by this year’s Folio Prize judges. These are the 80 works of fiction published in the UK in 2014 that, in the eyes of the 235 writers and critics who constitute the Academy, are the best of the year. More

  • The Folio Prize Fiction Festival 2015 and the inaugural Folio Society Lecture


    The Folio Prize announces the return of The Folio Prize Fiction Festival, hosted by the British Library and sponsored by The Folio Society, for a second year.  The three-day festival (Friday 20 March to Sunday 22 March 2015) will open with a new initiative, The Folio Society Lecture, which will be delivered by the internationally More

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