Dylan Thomas Prize

The University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize is a leading prize for young writers presented annually by the University of Wales. The prize, named in honour of the Welsh writer and poet Dylan Thomas, brings international prestige and a remuneration of £30,000 (~$46,000). It is open to published writers in the English language under the age of thirty. The prize was originally awarded bi-annually,… (more)

 

2017 selection

The High Places

Dylan Thomas Prize 2017

by Fiona McFarlane

What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried...


2016 selection

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

by Max Porter

Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment...


2014 selection

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel

Dylan Thomas Prize 2014

by Joshua Ferris

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning.

Paul...


2013 selection

Battleborn: Stories

Dylan Thomas Prize 2013, NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2013, Story Prize 2012

by Claire Vaye Watkins

The extraordinary debut collection from the Guggenheim Award-winning author of the forthcoming Gold Fame Citrus

 

Winner of the 2012 Story Prize

Recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2013 Rosenthal...


2012 selection

Seating Arrangements

Dylan Thomas Prize 2012, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2012

by Maggie Shipstead

The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to the impeccably appropriate Greyson Duff. The weekend is full of champagne, salt air...


2008 selection

The Boat

Dylan Thomas Prize 2008

by Nam Le

The seven stories in Nam Le's masterful collection take us across the globe, guiding us to the heart of what it means to be human. From the slums of Colombia to Iowa City and from the streets of Tehran to a...