Monday, October 22, 2007

2006/7 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize

FICTION RULES again in the shortlist for the 2007 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for works of literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry or drama) by a United Kingdom or Commonwealth writer aged 35 or under at the time of publication. Among the shortlisted titles, there are four novels and two works of nonfiction. There are no collections of short stories or poetry this year. There is only one début work: Ceridwen Dovey’s Blood Kin.

The Shortlist
1. Blood Kin (novel) (Atlantic, 2007) / Ceridwen Dovey
2. The Carhullan Army (novel) (Faber & Faber, 2007) / Sarah Hall
3. Inglorious (novel) (Faber & Faber, 2007) / Joanna Kavenna
4. The Wild Places (nonfiction) (Granta, 2007) / Robert Macfarlane
5. Joshua Spassky (novel) (Jonathan Cape, 2007) / Gwendoline Riley
6. Occupational Hazards (nonfiction) (Picador, 2006) / Rory Stewart

The winner will be announced on November 29, 2007


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