2021 Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist


25 March 2021
The international Prize, awarded by Swansea University, celebrates exceptional published literary work by writers under 39

The 2021 shortlist, which is made up of five novels and one short story collection, includes four debuts. The shortlisted books and authors are: Alligator and Other Stories, Dima Alzayat; Kingdomtide, Rye Curtis; The Death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi; Pew, Catherine Lacey; Luster, Raven Leilani; My Dark Vanessa, Kate Elizabeth Russell.

The Dylan Thomas Prize awards £20,000 to the winner, who will be announced on 13 May.


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