University of Wales announces Dylan Thomas Prize longlist
23rd July 2010
The 16-stong longlist for the biennial University of Wales
Dylan Thomas Prize 2010 has been unveiled.
Chaired by Hay Literature Festival founder Peter Florence, the
judging panel of the GBP 30,000 award has selected writers from
four continents whose works include fiction, poetry and drama.
Among the nominees are
Ali Shaw's The Girl
with Glass Feet, The
Eleanor Catton and
Caroline Bird's collection Watering
Eye'd Leigh by
Dora Malech's Shore
Ordered Ocean and Cailleach:
The Hag of Beara by
Leanne O'Sullivan are also included in the longlist.
Peter Stead, founder of the University of Wales Dylan Thomas
Prize, said the nominated books are of 'outstanding' calibre.
'This unique prize was established to celebrate young, talented
writers worldwide and these works aptly showcase the excellence of
creative writing that exists across the entire English-speaking
world,' he added.
The prize, which is the largest of its kind, is open to
published writers aged under 30 whose works are in English. Last
year, it was won by
Nam Le for The