Louise Doughty, Adam Foulds, Joe Dunthorne and Francesca Beard are the four Folio Academy members who will become mentors for the 2018-19 period.
Trinidadian writer Ingrid Persaud has won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award for her tale about a man reunited with his absent father through... Read more
The BBC Young Writers’ Award shortlist has been unveiled with themes ranging from abuse, divorce, a “struggle to survive in an unforgiving world” and retribution with... Read more
First Story and the University of Cambridge are the new partners of the BBC’s short story awards, replacing BookTrust, in a three-year collaboration starting in 2018.... Read more
The Folio Prize Foundation, in tandem with its sponsor Rathbone Investment Management, is to launch a mentorships programme for students at literacy charity First Story, with the... Read more
The London Book Fair has named First Story, a charity which aims to “change lives through writing”, as its 2016 charity of the year.
First Story and Vintage have announced Emily Blagrove from Skinners Academy as the winner of the First Story 100 Word Competition 2015.
Canongate has created a spin-off company to further develop its Letters Live series of events. Five shows, which will feature actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise... Read more