Book Illustration Competition: Paul Cox

Posted on 05/01/2017

Paul Cox talks about the impact of the competition on his career as an illustrator. “The Folio Society originally ran a competition within the Royal College of Art illustration department. The annual …


Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Posted on 23/11/2016

Last week I drove with my colleague Christine to Bayeux, with the prototype of our new edition of The Bayeux Tapestry loaded in the back of the car. As those who read my earlier blog posts will rememb …


This Folio Life: Illustrating The Great Escape

Posted on 09/11/2016

The Great Escape is a truly gripping account of the most famous mass escape in prisoner-of-war history. To illustrate this story of triumph and tragedy we have used photos and illustrations from the I …


This Folio Life: A ghostly new Collectable

Posted on 22/08/2016

Mandy Kirkby, Non-Fiction Publisher Next autumn we’ll be publishing a collection of M. R. James’s sublime ghost stories in the Folio Collectables series. The selection will be taken from James’s first …


This Folio Life: Timeless Treasures

Posted on 02/06/2016

I was fortunate enough recently to be at the ancient chapel of St Peter ad Vinicula in the Tower of London, for a concert led by Colm Carey, the director of the Choir of the Chapels Royal. One piece o …


This Folio Life: You Publish That?

Posted on 04/05/2016

The first question I am often asked is how we choose the books we publish. Our list as it stands today, in 2016, is as diverse as it has ever been: our two runaway successes of the last year were Fran …


This Folio Life: Chateaubriand

Posted on 20/04/2016

My priority as director of Folio’s wonderful editorial team is to channel our love for the books we publish – to send a secret message from reader to reader by creating the most sympathetic and defini …