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Folio

The Folio Prize 2015


Winner

 Family Life by Akhil Sharma - 9780571314263

For eight-year-old Ajay Mishra and his older brother Birju, family life in Delhi in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing day-long games of cricket in the street.


Shortlist


 Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín - 9780141041759

Nora Webster lives ia small town, looking after her four children, trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. She is fiercely intelligent, at times difficult and impatient, at times kind, but she is trapped by her circumstances, and waiting for any chance which will lift her beyond them.

How To Be Both by Ali Smith - 9780241146828

Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else. How to be Bothis a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions.


Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

An audacious and beautiful novel that is both a unique family saga and a spellbinding story of a country


 Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill - 9781847088734

The long-awaited new novel from an LA Times First Fiction Prize finalist, Dept. of Speculation is an annihilating, electrifying account of marriage and motherhood, love and madness


All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews - 9780571305285

Elf is a world-renowned pianist, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yoli is divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. When Elf's latest suicide attempt leaves her hospitalised, Yoli is forced to confront the impossible question of whether it is better to let a loved one go.


10:04 by Ben Lerner - 9781783781379

From the prize-winning, internationally acclaimed author of Leaving the Atocha Station, here is a dazzling and utterly original novel about making art, love, and children during the twilight of an empire

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