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Folio Prize shortlist includes Ben Lerner, Colm Toibin, Ali Smith
Folio Prize shortlist includes Ben Lerner, Colm Toibin, Ali Smith

The Folio Prize, designed to raise the literariness of literary awards, has announced its 2015 shortlist. The winner will receive an award of $60,000. The fiction prize is based in England and books must be published there, but authors need not be from the U.K. to be eligible. The eight-book shortlist includes two Americans and one author from Kenya. The shortlisted books are: "Outline" by Rachel Cusk "10:04" by Ben Lerner "Dept. of Speculation" by Jenny Offill "Dust" by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor "Family Life" by Akhil Sharma "How to Be Both" by Ali Smith "All My Puny Sorrows" by Miriam Toews "Nora...

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