De jury van de Rathbones Folio Prize (voorheen Folio Prize) koos acht titels. Genomineerd zijn:

Anything Is Possible – Elizabeth Strout (Viking)
Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney (Faber)
Exit West – Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton)
Ghosts of the Tsunami – Richard Lloyd Parry (Jonathan Cape)
Once Upon A Time In The East: A Story of Growing Up – Xiaolu Guo (Chatto & Windus)
Reservoir 13 – Jon McGregor (4th Estate)
The Day That Went Missing – Richard Beard (Harvill Secker)
White Tears – Hari Kunzru (Hamish Hamilton)

De jury over de keuze:

The eight books we’ve finally chosen are very different from one another, and they’re all wonderful. Overall, the experience has left us optimistic about the current good health and fine spirit of books in the English-writing and English-reading world.

De prijs, waaraan een bedrag van £20,000 is verbonden, is bedoeld voor ‘all works of literature [behalve jeugdliteratuur] written in English and published in the UK.’ De bekendmaking van de winnaar volgt in mei.

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