Thursday 20 October 2011

Jacob McArthur Mooney on the shortlist for the Dylan Thomas Prize

The Dylan Thomas Prize is the world's largest annual literary prize (£30,000) for young writers (i.e. under 30). The shortlist was announced today, and it includes Canada's own Jacob McArthur Mooney, author of Folk (M&S, 2011).

Mooney is one of Canada's best young poets, and one of my personal favourites. It's great to see him getting international recognition for his excellent work!

Here's the entire 2011 Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist:
  • The Meeting Point by Lucy Caldwell, Faber
  • The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale, Atlantic Books
  • Folk by Jacob McArthur Mooney, McClelland & Stewart
  • The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht, Orion
  • My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher, Orion

Read the press release here.

Coverage by CBC here

And coverage by BBC News here.

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