Monday, November 13, 2006

2005 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize

FICTION RULES again in the shortlist for the 2005 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for works of literature by a United Kingdom or Commonwealth writer aged 35 or under. Among the shortlisted titles, there are four novels, a collection of short stories and a collection of poetry. All are début works except for Rebbecca Ray’s who has written a second novel, Newfoundland, a gigantic tome of a novel.

The Shortlist
Tokyo Cancelled (stories) (Fourth Estate, 2005) / Rana Dasgupta
The Short Day Dying (novel) (Faber, 2005) / Peter Hobbs
Beasts of No Nation (novel) (John Murray, 2005) / Uzodinma Iweala
The State of the Prisons (poetry) (Carcanet, 2005) / Sinéad Morrissey
Newfoundland (novel) (Hamish Hamilton, 2005) / Rebbecca Ray
Gem Squash Tokoloshe (novel) (Macmillan, 2005) / Rachel Zadok

The winner will be announced on December 6, 2006


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