The international longlist for one of the world’s largest literary prizes for young writers – the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize – 已经宣布. 从斯里兰卡到特立尼达, 德州, and Ireland via the Middle East, this year’s longlist features a powerful, international collection of writers who are offering platforms for under-represented voices.
This year’s longlist celebrates female voices from around the world and includes: the gritty debut novel by interdisciplinary London artist 泰斯Cin 题为 保住房子， 美国小说家 帕特里夏·洛克伍德’s meditation on love, language and human connection in 没人在谈论这件事, Dantiel W. Moniz’s debut collection of short intergenerational stories in 奶血热 that contemplate human connection, 比赛, 女性, 继承, and the elemental darkness in us all, 英国作家 菲奥娜Mozley都市喜剧 热的汤, the honest and darkly funny debut novel 绝望的行为 by emerging star of Irish literature 梅根·诺兰, 以及英国出生的布拉格人 海伦欧”s exploration of what it means to be seen by another person in 零星壁纸.
There are also two female poets up for the £20,000 Prize including 拿破仑情史贝利 for her lyrical quest for belonging and freedom in 手杖上的声音多么大啊 as she draws on her cultural identity and upbringing in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as Indian-born Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe 他的第一部诗集 小神的预兆 follows two different journeys, the first of love and the wounds it makes and the second following a family of refugees who have fled to the West from conflict in an unspecified Middle Eastern country.
The debut novelist line-up is further completed by the contemporary classic 水的甜 by 内森•哈里斯 who fuses together historical fiction and the complex reality of society today, and the achingly beautiful love story 开放的水域 (now sold in 13 territories worldwide) by 25-year-old British-Ghanaian writer Caleb Azumah Nelson who shines a light on 比赛 and masculinity. Additionally among the 12 authors on the 2022 longlist are Sri Lankan writer Anuk Arudpragasam 因为他的杰作小说， 北上之路, 它探讨的是年龄和青春, loss and survival in the wake of the devastation of Sri Lanka's 30-year civil war and 泰勒布兰登’s 肮脏的动物 that brings together quietly devastating stories of young people caught up in violence and desire, 同时渴望亲密.
Chaired by co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and award-winning author Namita相比较, the longlisted titles will now be whittled down to a six strong shortlist by an impressive panel of judges including novelist, 剧作家, and winner of the 2006 Dylan Thomas Prize 瑞秋Trezise, celebrated Poet and novelist 路加福音Kennard who recently won the 2021 Forward poetry prize, novelist and Swansea University lecturer 艾伦•比尔顿尼日利亚裔英国作家 Irenosen Okojie who was awarded an MBE For Services to Literature in 2021.
通过身份的主题, 冲突与爱, this year’s longlist comprises eight 小说, two poetry collections and two short story collections:
- 北上之路 - Anuk Arudpragasam(格兰塔)
- 手杖上的声音多么大啊 – 拿破仑情史贝利 (Yale University 新闻)
- 保住房子 ——泰斯Cin(和其他故事)
- 小神的预兆 ——Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe (Faber)
- 水的甜 – 内森•哈里斯 (Tinder 新闻/Headline)
- 没人在谈论这件事 – 帕特里夏·洛克伍德 (Bloomsbury Circus)
- 奶血热 ——丹尼尔·W. 莫尼兹(大西洋图书)
- 热的汤 – 菲奥娜Mozley (John Murray 新闻)
- 开放的水域 – Caleb Azumah Nelson (Viking, Penguin General)
- 绝望的行为 ——梅根·诺兰(乔纳森·凯普)
- 零星壁纸 ——海伦·欧耶米(Faber)
- 肮脏的动物 – 泰勒布兰登 (Daunt Books Publishing)
价值£20,000, it is one of the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes as well as the world’s largest literary prize for young writers. Awarded for the best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under, the Prize celebrates the international world of fiction in all its forms including poetry, 小说, 短篇故事和戏剧.
On receiving the 2021 award for her ‘fearless’ debut 光泽, 乌鸦Leilani 说: “在我很小的时候, Dylan Thomas’ work was an enormous comfort and inspiration to me, so this is an incredible honor and affirmation. When I first encountered his work, I was around twelve and just starting to write, and I remember taking one of his collections home from the library and trying emulate his rhythm. I still have diaries full of those attempts, and I want to thank the judges, 读者, 我的家人和朋友, and my brilliant colleagues at Picador and Trident for their support. 这对我来说意味着一切.’
The shortlist will be announced on the 31st 3月 followed by the Winner’s Ceremony held in Swansea on 12th 五月, two days before 国际 Dylan Thomas Day.