We're delighted to see recent PBS Wild Card Choice Vertigo & Ghost
by Fiona Benson is on the Rathbone's Folio Prize shortlist 2020 which was announced in London last night. Fiona Benson's Vertigo & Ghost
which was awarded the 2019 Forward Prize for Best Collection's speaks to the #MeToo movement with a bold evocation of Zeus. The full shortlist includes fiction writer Zadie Smith, for her first collection of short stories, Ben Lerner, James Lasdun, Valeria Luiselli, as well as non-fiction from journalist and writer Azadeh Moaveni, Laura Cumming and debut writer Sinéad Gleeson. The list showcases work from across the globe from an American, an Iranian-American, an Irishwoman and a Mexican, alongside four British authors, with three novels, three works of non-fiction, a poetry and a short story collection now in the running for the £30,000 prize. This year's judges included the poet Paul Farley, whose latest book The Mizzy
was reviewed in our recent Winter Bulletin
. Last year's Rathbone Folio Prize winner was Raymond Antrobus' The Perseverance
which we're proud to say our selectors spotted first.Join the PBS today and buy Vertigo & Ghost with your 25% Member discount.