We are delighted to announce that Valeria Luiselli has won the 2020 Rathbones Folio Prize for her third novel, Lost Children Archive. The novel follows a family in New York who set out on a road trip but is told poetically through multiple perspectives especially from the migrant children who take treacherous journeys across the U.S. border from Central America.
Heralded as ‘a mould-breaking new classic’ by the New York Times we are honoured to publish this book.
Paul Farley, the chair of judges, said: ‘In a year of brilliant books, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli is our unanimous choice as winner of the 2020 Rathbones Folio Prize — and we’re all thrilled and delighted to be able to celebrate this genuinely original and bravura performance of a novel: a road trip, a documentary, a portrait of a family and of the American borderlands, and a journey into the idea of home and belonging doesn’t even begin to do justice to this singular, teeming, extraordinary book.’
Lost Children Archive is available to buy here.