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The Writers’ Prize Shortlist 2024

Selected by the Bookshop


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. The winners will be announced on 13 March.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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*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…

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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…

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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.…

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Inspired by a true story, a beautiful novel-in-verse about a child far from home. From award-winning poet Liz Berry.'Stunning' Megan Hunter, author of The End We Start From'Ground-breaking' Benjamin Zephaniah'Exquisite' Hannah Lowe, author…

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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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