Called ‘funny and angry,’ Raven Leilani’s ‘Luster’ wins the £20,000 Dylan Thomas, an internationally watched emerging-artist honor.
Now offering a still-substantial purse of £20,000 for the winner, the Dylan Thomas Prize names its 2021 shortlist of ‘bold, inventive’ novels.
Eight titles from writers in the UK, Ireland, and the USA include both fiction and nonfiction, with a winner’s announcement March 24.
Among publishers, HarperCollins’ 4th Estate leads in this year’s Dylan Thomas longlist, with three of the 12 titles announced today.
The six-title Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist carries forward four of the eight debuts that were included in its late-July longlist.
‘In five years’ time, I want to feel like I’m publishing the widest possible range of book,’ says this year’s ‘Shooting Star’ among The Bookseller’s UK Rising Stars. And she’d like to see the industry embrace diversity faster.
Picador designer Justine Anweiler wrote about how she went about creating the cover for the UK edition of Lucia Berlin’s novel, A Manual for Cleaning Women.