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McFarlane longlisted for £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize

Fiona McFarlane has been longlisted for the £30,000 (A$49,155) International Dylan Thomas Prize, run by Swansea University, for her short-story collection The High Places (Hamish Hamilton).

McFarlane is one of 12 authors longlisted for the prize, awarded to the best literary work in the English language written by an author under 40. The longlist also includes:

  • Pigeon (Alys Conran, Parthian)
  • The Story of a Brief Marriage (Anuk Arudpragasam, Granta)
  • The Outside Lands (Hannah Kohler, Picador)
  • Here I Am (Jonathan Safran Foer, Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi, Alfred A Knopf)
  • What is Not Yours is Not Yours (Helen Oyeyemi, Picador)
  • The Fat Artist and Other Stories (Benjamin Hale, Picador)
  • Cain (Luke Kennard, Penned in the Margins)
  • Cannibal (Safiya Sinclair, University of Nebraska Press)
  • Dog Run Moon: Stories (Callan Wink, Granta)
  • The Essex Serpent (Sarah Perry, Serpent’s Tail).

A six-book shortlist will be revealed in March and the winner announced at a ceremony at Swansea University on 14 May.


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