International Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist 2018

The International Dylan Thomas Prize is awarded by Swansea University to the best published or produced literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under. The winner of this year's £30,000 prize will be announced on Thursday 10 May.

Kumukanda

Kayo Chingonyi

From the publisher:

Translating as ‘initiation’, kumukanda is the name given to the rites a young boy from the Luvale tribe must pass through before he is considered a man. In this book, the ...

First Love

Gwendoline Riley

From the publisher:

‘A singular, devastating journey into the ungovernable reaches of the heart’ Observer SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 Neve is a writer in ...

Conversations with Friends

Sally Rooney

Adam Mars-Jones writes:

The blandness of Sally Rooney’s novels, last year’s Conversations with Friends and her new one, Normal People, begins and ends with those oddly non-committal titles. ...

Idaho

Emily Ruskovich

From the publisher:

Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas PrizeOne hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. The two daughters, June and May, aged nine and six, ...