De Rathbones Folio Prize is dit jaar toegekend aan Colm Tóibín. Tóibín krijgt de prijs (30.000 pond) voor De Tovenaar, een roman over Thomas Mann. Dat is dinsdag bekendgemaakt.

De jury:

Choosing one winner from the eight titles shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize
found us pulled in so many different directions by these extraordinary books, which we lived with
and loved and read and read again. We sat around a table for several hours picking out lines and
passages, taking in the very different worlds of each book and arguing passionately for every one of
them. And then gradually it became clear – and was a surprise to all of us – that we’d each arrived
at the same decision. Colm Tóibín’s The Magician is such a capacious, generous, ambitious novel,
taking in a great sweep of 20th century history, yet rooted in the intimate detail of one man’s private
life.

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