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Here’s the 2020 longlist for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize.

Katie Yee

January 24, 2020, 11:41am

Swansea University just announced the longlist for this year’s International Dylan Thomas Prize. Since 2006, this prestigious award has been celebrating young writers. The £30,000 purse (that’s $39,191.85, or 2,799 Sweetgreen salads, friends) is awarded to the best published literary work in the English language written by an author under the age of 40.

Drumroll, please…

2020 Longlist for the International Dylan Thomas Prize

Surge_Jay BernardJay Bernard, Surge
(Chatto & Windus)

Fleche_Mary Jean ChanMary Jean Chan, Flèche
(Faber & Faber)

Meena Kandasamy's recently released Exquisite CadaversMeena Kandasamy, Exquisite Cadavers
(Atlantic Books)

Things We Say In the Dark_Kristy LoganKristy Logan, Things We Say In the Dark
(Harvell Secker, Vintage)

Black Car Burning_Helen MortHelen Mort, Black Car Burning
(Chatto & Windus)

Virtuoso_Yelena MoskovichYelena Moskovich, Virtuoso
(Serpent’s Tail)

Téa Obreht, Inland
(Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Stubborn Activist_Yara Rodrigues FowlerYara Rodrigues Fowler, Stubborn Activist
(Fleet)

If All the World and Love Were Young_Stephen SextonStephen Sexton, If All the World and Love Were Young
(Penguin Random House)

Madhuri Vijay, The Far Field
(Atlantic Books)

on earth we're briefly gorgeousOcean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
(Jonathan Cape, Vintage)

Lot_Bryan WashingtonBryan Washington, Lot
(Atlantic Books)

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