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International flavour for John Llewellyn Rhys Prize shortlist

27th October 2009

This year's John Llewellyn Rhys Prize shortlist includes a 'truly international' selection of works, according to the organisers.

The prize, which recognises works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama, will be contested by Between the Assassinations from Indian novelist Aravind Adiga, Australian Emma Jones' The Striped World and Six Months in Sudan by James Maskalyk from Canada.

Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck, Waste by India's Tristram Stuart and After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld, who grew up in Australia and London, complete this year's shortlist.

Commenting on the finalists, the prize's chair of judges Louise Doughty said: 'This list is a fascinating display of the range and strength of contemporary writing by young writers. It will be very hard to choose just one book from it and the prize is wide open.'

She also pointed out that a range of genres are represented in the shortlist, which comprises two works of non-fiction, two novels, one short story collection and one volume of poetry.

Earlier this week, the ten poetry collections featured on the T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist were announced, with the winner set to be named on January 18th.

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