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Lucy Caldwell wins Dylan Thomas Prize

10th November 2011

The GBP 30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize has been won by Lucy Caldwell for her acclaimed novel The Meeting Point.

Awarded each year to a young writer of a novel, play, poetry or travel book, The Dylan Thomas Prize is one of the richest literary prizes in the UK and has furthered the careers of many past winners, including 2010 recipient Nam Le.

Caldwell's novel was described as 'a beautifully written and mature reflection on identity, loyalty and belief in a complex world' by the judging panel at the presentation ceremony in Thomas' home city Swansea.

She said being considered a worthy recipient is a 'fantastic encouragement' and revealed the prize money will further her literary ambitions.

'A writer's life is a bit of a patchwork, piecing together little bits of money from here, commissions from there. The security of that cheque will help me write for the next while,' Caldwell added.

The writer beat off competition from a strong shortlist that included 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction winner Tea Obreht, with The Tiger's Wife, and Annabel Pitcher's My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, which was recently shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.

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