Friday, July 21, 2006

2006 Dylan Thomas Prize for Young Writers: Longlist

THE inaugural 2006 Dylan Thomas Prize for Young Writers is Britain’s most lucrative literary award which promotes English-language poetry and drama as well as novels and short-story collections and is restricted to authors under the age of 30. With this prize, the spirit of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas is kept aflamed. Believe it or not, the winner of the prize gets £60,000. The longlist is as follows:

Sayonara Bar (2005) / Susan BARKER
Where They Were Missed (2006) / Lucy CALDWELL
Escape Routes for Beginners (2004) / Kira COCHRANE
No Fireworks (2005) / Rodge GLASS
Torture the Artist (2004) / Joey GOEBEL
Unfeeling (2005) / Ian HOLDING
Utterly Monkey (2005) / Nick LAIRD
To a Fault (poetry) (2005) / Nick LAIRD
Taming the Beast (2005) / Emily MAGUIRE
Playing Mercy (2005) / Matthew David SCOTT
The Amnesia Clinic (2006) / James SCUDAMORE
Exposure (2005) / Talitha STEVENSON
Fresh Apples (stories) (2006) / Rachel TRESIZE
Outside Valentine (2005) / Liza WARD

The shortlist will be announced in September 22, 2006 and the winner will be declared in October 2006


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