2017 Folio Prize to include non-fiction

2017 Folio Prize to include non-fiction

The Folio Prize is planned to return in 2017, with its remit extended to include non-fiction for the first time.

Members of the Folio Academy, the international group of writers and critics who support the award, have been told of the change to the prize in an email from new prize director Minna Fry.

Fry told academicians that the 2017 Folio Prize was planned to be "the only major literary prize to reward what is genuinely the best book of the year."

She said: "Readers are less and less interested in the distinctions between fiction and non-fiction. What they seem to want is books that e...

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