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.


  • Academy nominations
  • Application form for publishers’ online letters of support will be made available
  • Deadline for publishers’ online letters of support
  • Shortlist announced
  • The Folio Fiction Festival and Prize ceremony


  • NetGalley announced as a sponsor for 2015 Prize


    The Folio Prize today announces NetGalley as a sponsor for the 2015 Prize. The partnership promises to provide The Folio Prize jury with a secure, straightforward and seamless way to have access to and read eligible titles throughout the judging process. NetGalley is an online service which provides secure digital proofs to professional readers including More

  • The Folio Prize 2015 Judges Announcement


    The Folio Prize, sponsored by The Folio Society, has today announced the panel of judges for the second year of the prize, which will be awarded in March 2015. William Fiennes has been drawn as Chair of a jury made up of fellow international writers Rachel Cooke, Mohsin Hamid, A. M. Homes and Deborah Levy, More

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