In this extract from Emma Thompson's foreword written especially for Folio's new edition, the renowned actor, and writer of the authorised Peter Rabbit sequels, celebrates the genius of Potter and the joy of having grown up with her best-loved creation.
John Le Carré’s extraordinary thriller A Perfect Spy is his most autobiographical work, drawing on his own early life and experiences. The result is a novel that is both a thrill ride and a moving portrayal of a life marked by subterfuge and betrayal.
Having received over 650 entries from 56 countries, the four judges had quite the task to whittle the entries down to just five shortlisted artists and one winner. In this fascinating blog the judges, Art Directors Sheri Gee and Raquel Leis Allion, and teacher at the New York School of Visual Arts, Yuko Shimizu, explain what they were looking for, and how they made their selections.
London-based illustrator Yehrin Tong is a celebrated cover artist who has twice won the V&A Book Cover Illustration Award. Her distinct designs are intricate and hypnotic, with a mathematical element, making her the ideal artist to illustrate our binding for Syria: The Desert and the Sown. In this fascinating blog, Tong reveals the multi-stage process that led to the stunning finished binding.
Folio Book Illustration Award 2023 is now open for entries
The Award is open to illustrators, student or professional, who have not previously been
commissioned by The Folio Society, with the aim of finding, platforming and supporting new
illustration talent from around the world.
International Women’s Day: A celebration of women in literature
This International Women’s Day we’re shining a literary light on some of our fantastic female authors and illustrators. From classic and contemporary fiction to ancient and natural history, here’s a selection of Folio books that are both written and illustrated by women.
Here are five of our favourite fictional characters, with ideas for easy outfits you can create at home. So, whether you’re a whizz with a sewing machine or you wave your child off in an outfit held together with sticky tape, they will all look and feel like literary legends. There’s a Folio edition of each book, so your child can read the story and take inspiration from the beautiful illustrations before World Book Day.