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2019 Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 International Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, riverrun)
  • Folk (Zoe Gilbert, Bloomsbury)
  • In Our Mad and Furious City (Guy Gunaratne, Tinder Press)
  • Trinity (Louisa Hall, Corsair)
  • Melmoth (Sarah Perry, Serpents Tail)
  • House of Stone (Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Atlantic).

Four women and three debut novels are included on the shortlist, which was chosen from a longlist of 12 announced in January. The winner will be announced on 16 May.

Established in 2006, the £30,000 (A$55,000) International Dylan Thomas Prize is awarded to the best literary work in the English language written by an author under 40 and is administered by Swansea University.


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