Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Dylan Thomas Prize - shortlist announced

The biennial prize, in honour of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, is for the year's best piece of writing published by an author under the age of 30.

This year's shortlist is: The Meeting Point, Lucy Caldwell (Faber); The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, Benjamin Hale (Atlantic); Folk, Jacob Arthur Mooney (McClelland & Stewart); The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht (Orion), and My Sister Lives Over the Mantelpiece, Annabel Pitcher (Orion).

Three first-time novelists are included in the shortlist; Annabel Pitcher, Benjamin Hale and Tea Obreht, whose debut The Tiger's Wife has already won the Orange Prize for Fiction. Lucy Caldwell has previously been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Jacob Arthur Mooney is the only writer shortlisted for a poetry collection.

The winner will be announced on 9 November...so watch this space!
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