Sunjeev Sahota longlisted for The Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

21st January 2016|Literary Awards

Sunjeev Sahota has been selected as one of twelve authors who have made the longlist for International Dylan Thomas Award, for his second novel, the Man Booker-shortlisted The Year of the Runaways.

The prestigious prize is sponsored by Swansea University, and will be awarded to the best eligible published literary work in English, written by an author aged 39 or under. Judges for this year include Phyllida Lloyd CBE and Professor Owen Shears.

Dai Smith, chair of the judging panel, said: “Wow! The longlist exceeds all expectation in its range of genres and the breathtaking quality of the writing. At this stage the only certainty now is that the Judges will end up with an exceptionally strong short list of six stunningly gifted authors.”

The shortlist will be announced in March, and the winner will be unveiled at a gala ceremony in Swansea University’s Great Hall on International Dylan Thomas Day, 14th May 2016.

Related Books

The Year of the Runaways

The Year of the Runaways

Picador, 2015