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Porter wins £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize

Debut author Max Porter has won the £30,000 (A$59,190) Dylan Thomas Prize for the best English-language fiction work by an author aged 39 or under for his book Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Faber), reports the Bookseller. The book, ‘part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief’, is the story of ‘two young boys who face the unbearable sadness of their mother’s death’. Porter is a senior editor at Granta and Portobello Books. This year is the 10th anniversary of the prize, which is presented in partnership with the University of Swansea to ‘invoke the memory of Dylan Thomas to support the writers of today and nurture the talents of tomorrow’.

 

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