Folio Prize

The Folio Prize is a literary award sponsored by the London-based publisher The Folio Society. It is given to an English language book of fiction published in the UK by an author from any country. The prize remuneration is GB£40,000. It was initially called the "Literature Prize" as a placeholder until a sponsor could be found, then the Folio Prize, named for the Folio Society, a publisher of special editions of classic literature.


2019 selection

The Perseverance

Folio Prize 2019

by Raymond Antrobus

The Perseverance is the remarkable debut book by British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus. Ranging across history and continents, these poems operate in the spaces in between, their haunting lyrics creating new,...

2018 selection

Ghosts of the Tsunami

Folio Prize 2018

by Richard Lloyd Parry

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian, NPR, GQ, The Economist, Bookforum, Amazon, and Lit Hub

The definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan--by...