Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist 2012

The shortlist for the University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize – “the world’s largest literary prize for young writers” – was announced yesterday.

  • Tom Benn’s debut The Doll Princess (Vintage)
  • Andrea Eames’s The White Shadow (Harvill Secker)
  • Chibundu Onuzo’s The Spider King’s Daughter (Faber)
  • Maggie Shipstead’s debut Seating Arrangements (Blue Door)
  • D W Wilson’s collection of short stories Once You Break a Knuckle (Bloomsbury).

The prize of £30,000 is open to any published author in the English language under the age of 30.  The winner will be announced on 9 November at a ceremony in Swansea.

Tom Benn’s The Doll Princess (Vintage) was longlisted was the CWA’s John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger in 2012.

One thought on “Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist 2012

  1. Marie

    Oooh, The Doll Princess sounds like a must-read – I’m a sucker for anything Manchester-based. Why is it so appealing to read about familiar places?! Looks like an interesting list.

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