Rathbones Folio Prize

Great writing has the power to enrich and change lives. It can give us a place to escape to, teach us new things, encourage discussion and foster understanding.

Our literary sponsorship programme brings the most outstanding works of the English language to public attention, provides a platform across the UK to discuss great literature and ideas, nurtures the literary voices of the future and encourages literacy. 

We're proud to sponsor these programmes and support the good work of the Folio Academy, celebrating today’s great writers and thinkers and ensuring that tomorrow’s are found and heard.

Rathbones Folio Mentorships

Since it was established in 2014, the Rathbones Folio Prize has sought to set itself apart from existing literary awards. This means not just championing the finest contemporary writing, but looking…
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