Get your teeth into these. The Folio Prize longlist announced @TheFolioPrize

80 works of fiction published in the UK in 2014 have been nominated by The Folio Prize Academy for consideration by this year’s Folio Prize judges – 235 writers and critics who constitute the Academy have decided these are the best of the year.

The prize is selected using an innovative peer review process. The international body of writers and critics are immersed in the world of books and as such the Academy is uniquely positioned to identify the most outstanding writing of our time.

Chair of judges William Fiennes comments:

“The list of nominations for this year’s Folio Prize is both daunting and exhilarating. It’s not just that the list has such range and richness. Reading the books, it’s as if we’re eavesdropping on a marvellous conversation about what a novel might be.”