Folio News : December

George Saunders wins the inaugural Folio Prize

The inaugural Folio Prize was awarded at a glittering event this evening at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to George Saunders for Tenth of December.

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last modified: Mon, Mar 10th 2014

Folio Prize Shortlist Announced

Lavinia Greenlaw announces the shortlist for the first prize

This morning at the British Library, the judges of the 2014 Folio Prize, headed by Chair Lavinia Greenlaw, announced the eight titles on the much-anticipated inaugural shortlist. As sponsors of The...read more

last modified: Mon, Feb 10th 2014

Press Release: The Folio Prize Fiction Festival

The Folio Society proud to sponsor a brand new fiction festival

In anticipation of the announcement of the first winner of The Folio Prize – a major new award for international fiction sponsored by The Folio Society – the British Library will host a new two...read more

last modified: Tue, Dec 10th 2013

Winner of the 2013 Book Illustration Competition announced

Congratulations to Finn Dean, illustrator of Brave New World

The winner of the 2013 Book Illustration Competition, sponsored by The Folio Society and House of Illustration was announced last night, 9 July. Finn Dean, graduate of the Bath School of Art and D...read more

last modified: Wed, Jul 10th 2013

Eugene Onegin wins V&A Book Illustration Award

The Balbusso twins are awarded the prize at ceremony in London, 3 June

We are delighted to announce that Anna and Elena Balbusso have won the V&A Book Illustration Award for The Folio Society's edition of Eugene Onegin at this year's V&A Illustration Awards ...read more

last modified: Wed, Jun 5th 2013

Remembering Geza Vermes, historian and scholar of The Dead Sea Scrolls

Professor Geza Vermes, the world’s leading authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls, died on Wednesday 8 May, aged 88. An exceptional scholar, his translations and analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls did ...read more

last modified: Fri, May 31st 2013

Philip Pullman at the Oxford Literature Festival Folio Society event

Author receives a special thank-you gift from us

The Sunday Times Oxford Literature Festival took place 16-24 March, with one of the most eagerly anticipated events being Philip Pullman's talk with Sunday Times Chief Fiction Re...read more

last modified: Tue, Apr 23rd 2013

The author who brought Africa to the world

Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart, dies at 82

Chinua Achebe, the world-renowned Nigerian author and academic, seen by many as the greatest modern African writer, has died at the age of 82. He will be best remembered as the author of the novel<...read more

last modified: Tue, Mar 26th 2013
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