8 from 4th Estate nominated for the Folio Prize

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The Folio Prize has revealed the 80 books nominated by The Folio Prize Academy for consideration by this year’s Folio Prize judges, and an extraordinary eight of them are 4th Estate titles – that’s 10% of the nominations!

The nominations constitute the 80 works of fiction published in the UK in 2014 that, in the eyes of the 235 writers and critics who constitute the Academy, are the best of the year. The Folio Prize Academy’s role in selecting these 80 books is integral to the prize’s innovative peer review process. As an international body of writers and critics immersed in the world of books, the Academy is uniquely positioned to identify the most outstanding writing of our time.

The 4th Estate titles nominated by the judges are:

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr

ANNIHILATION, by Jeff Vandemeer

IN THE APPROACHES, by Nicola Barker

KINDER THAN SOLITUDE, by Yiyun Li

THE DOG, by Joseph O’Neill

THE EMPEROR WALTZ, by Philip Hensher

WE ARE NOT OURSELVES, by Matthew Thomas

ALL THE DAYS AND NIGHTS, by Niven Govinden

Chair of judges William Fiennes comments:

“The list of nominations for this year’s Folio Prize is both daunting and exhilarating. It’s not just that the list has such range and richness. Reading the books, it’s as if we’re eavesdropping on a marvellous conversation about what a novel might be.”

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