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    Here is the longlist for the 2022 Dylan Thomas Prize.

    Snigdha Koirala

    February 3, 2022, 5:00am

    This morning, Swansea University announced its longlist for the 2022 Dylan Thomas Prize. Among UK’s most prestigious awards, the Dylan Thomas Prize celebrates work written in the English language from across the world by authors aged 39 or under, and comes with a purse of £20,000. The prize recognizes literary works across genres, from novels and short stories to poetry and drama.

    The 2022 longlist highlights global voices like Anuk Arudpragasam, whose novel explores youth, loss, and survival in Sri-Lanka 30 year civil war, and Desiree Bailey, whose poetry collection meditates on freedom, belonging, and her upbringing in Trinidad and Tobago. The longlist also celebrates female writers, including Tice Cin, Patricia Lockwood, Dantiel W. Moniz, and Megan Nolan.

    The prize is chaired by Jaipur Literature Festival’s founder-director and award-winning author Namita Gokhale, who alongside judges Luke Kennard, Alan Bilton, and Irenosen Okojie, will select six shortlisted titles. The shortlist will be announced on March 31st, and the winners will be announced on May 12th, two days before International Dylan Thomas Day.

    Below is this year’s longlist:

    Anuk Arudpragasam, A Passage North

    Desiree Bailey, What Noise Against the Cane
    Yale University Press

    Tice Cin, Keeping the House
    And Other Stories

    Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, Auguries of a Minor God

    Nathan Harris, The Sweetness of Water
    Tinder Press/Headline

    Patricia Lockwood, No One is Talking About This
    Bloomsbury Circus

    Dantiel W. Moniz, Milk Blood Heat
    Atlantic Books

    Fiona Mozley, Hot Stew
    John Murray Press

    Caleb Azumah Nelson, Open Water 
    Viking, Penguin General

    Megan Nolan, Acts of Desperation
    Jonathan Cape

    Helen Oyeyemi, Peaces

    Brandon Taylor, Filthy Animals 
    Daunt Books Publishing

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