2018 Rathbones Folio Prize judging panel
Each year, three to five members of the Academy will be invited to judge the Prize. This year, judges will consider a total of 60 books, which will be nominated by the Academy.
The Selection Process
The sole criterion for judgment will be excellence: to identify works of literature in which the subjects being explored achieve their most perfect and thrilling expression.
From these 60 titles a shortlist of eight will be selected by the judges. The winner will be announced at the annual Rathbones Folio Prize ceremony and presented with a cheque for £20,000.
Further information about the Prize can be found in the Rathbones Folio Prize Constitution.
Jim Crace is the author of eleven books, including Continent, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize; Quarantine, Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Being Dead, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Harvest, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His next novel, The Melody, will be published by Picador in February 2018. He lives in Worcestershire.