Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2020

Shortlist Book Review Competition Goes Global!

The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for writers aged 39 and under. Celebrating international literary excellence, it was founded in 2006 and its previous winners include Guy Gunaratne, Kayo Chingonyi, Max Porter, Maggie Shipstead, Lucy Caldwell, Joshua Ferris and Claire Vaye Watkins.

As we celebrate a very special year – both the fifteenth anniversary of the Prize, and Swansea University’s Centenary – our review competition for the 2020 shortlist goes global!

We’re inviting you to review one of our shortlisted books with a maximum word count of 200 words.

The 2020 shortlist:

● Surge – Jay Bernard (Chatto & Windus)

● Flèche – Mary Jean Chan (Faber & Faber)

● Inland – Téa Obreht (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

● If All the World and Love were Young – Stephen Sexton (Penguin Random House)

● On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong (Jonathan Cape, Vintage)

● Lot – Bryan Washington (Atlantic Books)

A selection of reviews will feature in an online gallery on the Dylan Thomas Prize website on International Dylan Thomas Day, 14th May 2020.

To enter: all reviews should be written in English. A maximum of two reviews per person may be submitted. Entries should be submitted electronically to cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk by Friday 1st May. Please include your name and contact details, including your current email address. We look forward to receiving your reviews!