2006 Dylan Thomas Prize for Young Writers: Rachel TRESIZE
WELSH novelist Rachel Trezise has won the 2006 Dylan Thomas Prize for Young Writers for Fresh Apples (2006), a collection of short stories of sexual violence and quiet rural despair. Tresize, from the Rhondda Valley in South Wales, is the first winner of the £60,000 prize, Britain’s most lucrative literary award that is opened only to work by writers under the age of 30.
TREZISE Rachel [1978-] Novelist, short-story writer. Born in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales, United Kingdom. Novels Glory Days (2007); In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl (2002) Stories Fresh Apples (2006: winner of the 2006 Dylan Thomas Prize for Young Writers) Nonfiction Dial M for Merthyr (2007)