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    Poets dominate the shortlist for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize.

    Katie Yee

    April 7, 2020, 9:39am

    Here is the shortlist for this year’s Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize. In its fifteenth year, the Dylan Thomas Prize is one of the UK’s most prestigious literary awards, as well as the largest literary prize for young writers (that means age 39 and under).

    Congratulations to the finalists!


    Surge_Jay Bernard

    Jay Bernard, Surge
    (Chatto & Windus)

    Mary Jean Chan, Flèche
    (Faber & Faber)

    Téa Obreht, Inland
    (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

    If All the World and Love Were Young.

    Stephen Sexton, If All the World and Love were Young
    (Penguin Random House)

    Ocean Vuong On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

    Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
    (Jonathan Cape, Vintage)


    Bryan Washington, Lot
    (Atlantic Books)


    The winner will be announced on May 14th via a virtual ceremony.

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