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The Writers’ Prize 2024

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The Writers’ Prize (formerly the Rathbones Folio Prize) is the only international, English-language award nominated and judged purely by other writers, and is open to all works of literature, regardless of form.

This year’s winners have been announced! Liz Berry’s The Home Child triumphed in the Poetry category, as well as being named Book of the Year – the first poet since 2019 to win the big prize. Anne Enright’s The Wren, The Wren won in the Fiction category, and Laura Cumming’s Thunderclap took the Non-Fiction prize. 

From the publisher:
*WINNER OF THE WRITERS' PRIZE - BOOK OF THE YEAR*Inspired by a true story, The Home Child is a beautiful novel-in-verse about a child far from home‘Ground-breaking’ Benjamin Zephaniah * ‘Beautifully…

From the publisher:
Carmel had been alone all her life. The baby knew this. They looked at each other, and all of time was there. The baby knew how vast her mother's loneliness had been.A contemporary novel of daughterhood and motherhood, from the Booker…

From the publisher:
From the Sunday Times-bestselling author of On Chapel Sands, a stunning new memoir of a life in art, a father and daughter, and what a shared love of a painting can come to mean.'No one writes art like Laura Cumming' Philip Hoare, author of…

From the publisher:
Irresistibly funny, wise and thought-provoking - a tour de force about family, fortune, and the struggle to be a good person when the world is falling apart...'It's a thing of beauty, a novel that will fill your heart' Observer'A tragicomic…

From the publisher:
Truth and fiction. Jamaica and Britain. Who gets to tell their story? Zadie Smith returns with her first historical novel.Kilburn, 1873. The 'Tichborne Trial' has captivated the widowed Scottish housekeeper Mrs Eliza Touchet and all of…

From the publisher:
*A gripping ride into the uncanny mirror world of our polarised culture, from the international bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine*What if you woke up one morning and found you'd acquired a double? Someone almost like you, and…

From the publisher:
In 1982 Malcolm Macarthur, the wealthy heir to a small estate, found himself suddenly without money. The solution, he decided, was to rob a bank. To do this, he would need a gun and a car. In the process of procuring them, he killed two…

From the publisher:
The Poetry Book Society Spring Choice 2023Jason Allen-Paisant's debut collection Thinking With Trees won the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for poetry and was an Irish Times and White Review Book of the Year 2021.…

From the publisher:
This keenly anticipated new collection from the Costa Poetry Award-winner speaks ‘out of fear and grief into splendour and joy’.Following their award-winning debut, Flèche (2019), comes Mary Jean Chan’s…

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