Six for Penguin Random House on the Rathbones Folio Prize shortlist

Rathbones Folio Prize shortlist

The shortlist for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018 was announced last night (28 March), with six Penguin Random House titles featured on the eight-strong list.

The nominations are split between Vintage and Penguin General, with three nods each. Vintage's entries include Ghosts of the Tsunami  by Richard Lloyd Parry (Jonathan Cape), The Day that Went Missing by Richard Beard (Harvill Secker) and Once Upon a Time in the East by Xiaolu Guo (Chatto & Windus) - with Elizabeth Strout's Anything is Possible (Viking), Mohsin Hamid's Exit West and Hari Kunzru's White Tears (both Hamish Hamilton) representing Penguin General.

The prize is open to all works of literature written in English and published within the UK - and all adult forms of literature are eligible (including both fiction and non-fiction).

This year's judging panel consists of authors Jim Crace, Nikesh Shukla and Kate Summerscale with the winner being presented with a cheque for £20,000 on the 8th May. The winner will then go on to appearances at The Bath Festival (24th May, in conversation with Nikesh Shukla) and Hay Festival (26th May, in conversation with Kate Summerscale).

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