Zojuist is de shortlist voor de Folio Prize bekendgemaakt. Genomineerd zijn:

10:04 – Ben Lerner (Granta)

All My Puny Sorrows – Miriam Toews (Faber)

Dept. of Speculation – Jenny Offill (Granta)

Dust – Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Granta)

Family Life – Akhil Sharma (Faber)

How to Be Both – Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton)

Nora Webster – Colm Tóibín (Viking)

Outline – Rachel Cusk (Faber)

Juryvoorzitter William Fiennes over de shortlist:

The eight books we’ve chosen explore vast themes – time, loss,belonging, war, solitude, marriage and family, the making and the mystery of art – with amazing vitality and grace. (…) We’re excited by the range of ideas, voices and approaches represented here, and by the way our shortlist shows the novel refreshing itself, reaching out for new shapes and strategies, still discovering what it might be, what it might do.

Voor de Folio Prize (40.000 pond) komt alle Engelstalige fictie in aanmerking. De bekendmaking van de winnaar volgt in maart.