Thursday 18 January 2018

Colm Toibin makes the shortlist for the Folio Prize 2015

Nora Webster - Colm Toibin
Nora Webster - Colm Toibin
Outline - Rachel Cusk
Dept. of Speculation - Jenny Offill
10:04 - Ben Lerner
Family Life - Akhil Sharma
How to be Both - Ali Smith
Dust - Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
All My Puny Sorrows, Miriam Toews

Two weeks ago, the shortlist of eight for the £40,000 Folio Prize 2015 was announced, chosen from the 80 books nominated by the Folio Prize Academy. One of the eight is Colm Toibin's Nora Webster.

The Folio, which was awarded for the first time in the UK last year, aims to be a more "serious" literary award than the Booker. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in London on March 23. The shortlist is:

10:04 by Ben Lerner All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

How to Be Both by Ali Smith

Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

Outline by Rachel Cusk

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