A Special Rathbones Folio Prize Session: What Does it Take to Break Through as a Writer?

A Special Rathbones Folio Prize Session: What Does it Take to Break Through as a Writer?

11 Mar 2020, 11:30 - 12:00

English PEN Literary Salon
Language:
English

 

One year on from being Poet of the Fair at LBF, Raymond Antrobus has broken into the mainstream on the back of an unprecedented year of major prize wins in 2019  – from the Rathbones Folio Prize to a Somerset Maugham Award, from the Ted Hughes Prize to the Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award. The 2019 Rathbones Folio judge Kate Clanchy talks to the Hackney-born author of The Perseverance about the challenges of building an author career and the impact of a phenomenal year. 

 

For the second half, they will be joined by Andrew Kidd, founder of the Rathbones Folio Prize to discuss ways to feed the writing ecosystem so it can support the best talent coming through – across the genres. The event concludes with a special media announcement. 

 

Contributors

  • Raymond Antrobus

    Speaker

    Poet

  • Kate Clanchy

    Speaker

    Judge

    2019 Rathbones Folio

      In 2018 Kate Clanchy's anthology England, Poems from a School startled the writing world with its fresh, bright intensely moving poems by young...

  • Andrew Kidd

    Speaker

    Founder

    Rathbones Folio Prize