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.


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  • Latest news from The Folio Prize


    As we continue our work to secure a new sponsor for the Folio Prize, we have decided not to run a Prize in March 2016. Instead, we are concentrating our resources on another promising development for the spring, while at the same time exploring how the Prize might best fulfil its aim of bringing great More

  • The Folio Society’s two-year sponsorship of the Folio Prize comes to an end – new sponsor sought


    As its two year partnership with the award comes to a close, the Folio Society has today announced it will not renew its title sponsorship of The Folio Prize. Established in 2013, the Literature Prize took the name of The Folio Prize when The Folio Society, publisher of high-quality illustrated books, was named as title More

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