Reading in the Desert

…a bookworm in Dubai

The Folio Prize

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Winner: Family Life by Akhil Sharma


  • 10:04 by Ben Lerner
  • All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
  • Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
  • Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  • How to be Both by Ali Smith
  • Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
  • Outline by Rachel Cusk


Winner: Tenth of December by George Saunders


  • Benediction by Kent Haruf
  • Last Friends by Jane Gardam
  • Shroder by Amity Gaige
  • The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
  • A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava
  • A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
  • Red Doc by Anne Carson

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