The Folio Prize 2014 shortlist

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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.

You can learn more about the Folio Prize by visiting their official website here and watch a video on the creation of the prize here.

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