CANADIAN AUTHOR IN LINE FOR THE FIRST "FOLIO PRIZE"

Feb 10, 2014

By Scott Walker

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A Canadian is in the running for the latest literary Prize.

Anne Carson is nominated for the very first Folio Prize for her book, Red Doc. She is one of eight writers in the running for the Prize, which comes with a cash award of 40,000 pounds, or about $72,000.

Carson is competing against five American writers: Amity Gaige for Schroder, Kent Haruf for Benediction, Rachel Kushner for The Flame Throwers, Sergio De La Pava for A Naked Singularity, and George Saunders for Tenth of December.

Last Friends by England’s Jane Gardam and A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride complete the list.

The Folio Prize is open to writers whose works are published in the UK. The winner will be announced March 10th.

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