21 October 2011
The shortlist for the £30,000 prize for young authors includes three debut novelists ...
The shortlist for the £30,000 prize for young authors includes three debut novelists
The biennial prize, in honour of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, whose frst book of poetry was published when he was 21, is for the year's best piece of writing published by an author under 30. This year's shortlist is: The Meeting Point, Lucy Caldwell (Faber); The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, Benjamin Hale (Atlantic); Folk, Jacob Arthur Mooney (McClelland & Stewart); The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht (Orion), and My Sister Lives Over the Mantelpiece, Annabel Pitcher (Orion).
The first-time novelists are Annabel Pitcher, Benjamin Hale and Tea Obreht, whose debut The Tiger's Wife has already won the Orange Prize for Fiction. Lucy Caldwell has previously been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Jacob Arthur Mooney is the only writer shortlisted for a poetry collection.
The winner will be announced on 9 November.