The eight shortlisted books for the inaugural Folio Prize 2014 have been announced, and they are as follows:
Red Doc> by Anne Carson
Schroder by Amity Gaige
Last Friends by Jane Gardam
Benediction by Kent Haruf
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
A Naked Singularity by Sergio de la Pava
Tenth Of December by George Saunders
The Folio Prize is the first major English language book prize open to writers from around the world. Its aim is simple: to celebrate the best fiction of our time, regardless of form or genre, and to bring it to the attention of as many readers as possible.
The winning author will be announced on 10th March and will receive a prize of £40,000.