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McFarlane shortlisted for £30,000 International Dylan Thomas Prize

Fiona McFarlane has been shortlisted 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 six authors shortlisted for the prize, which is awarded to the best literary work in the English language written by an author under 40. The shortlist also includes:

  • Pigeon (Alys Conran, Parthian)
  • The Story of a Brief Marriage (Anuk Arudpragasam, Granta)
  • Cain (Luke Kennard, Penned in the Margins)
  • Dog Run Moon: Stories (Callan Wink, Granta)
  • The Essex Serpent (Sarah Perry, Serpent’s Tail).

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, McFarlane was one of 12 authors longlisted for the prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Swansea University on 14 May.


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