How to be Both was also shortlisted for the Man Booker prize
Ali Smith’s How to be Both, winner of the Costa novel award and Goldsmiths Prize for original fiction, has been shortlisted for another honour.
The novel, which tells of a teenage girl in the present day and an Italian artist in the 1460s, is one of eight titles up for the 2015 Folio Prize.
Works by Ireland’s Colm Toibin, US writer Ben Lerner and Kenya’s Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor also make the shortlist.
The £40,000 prize is open to English-language writers from around the world.
The inaugural Folio Prize was won last year by Tenth of December, a short story collection by American writer George Saunders.
This year’s winner will be announced on 23 March.
Ali Smith discusses How to be Both
Lerner’s second novel 10:04, Toibin’s novel Nora Webster and Owuor’s novel Dust are joined by Family Life, by Indian-born author Akhil Sharma, and Dept of Speculation, by US writer Jenny Offill.
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