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Rathbones Folio prize: Zadie Smith makes female-dominated shortlist

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Eight books in contention for £30,000 award that has never been won by a woman include Zadie Smith’s story collection Grand Union and poet Fiona Benson’s Vertigo & Ghost Zadie Smith and Forward prize winner Fiona Benson are among six female authors shortlisted for this year’s Rathbones Folio prize, which has not yet been won by a woman. Set up in the wake of controversy around the 2011 Booker prize,...

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