£5,000 Sony eReader Prize adds to Dylan Thomas Prize

The University of Wales Dylan Tghomas Prize has a new cateory with Sony’s £5,000 ($7,500) eReader Prize which is for an unpublished work by an author under 30. All entries have to be in ebook format and, for this year, only UK authors are eligible. If it is a success then it will be extended globally.

Cerys Matthews – the singer who rose to fame as the lead singer in Catatonia -has agreed to be one of the judges. She recorded part of the BBC2 programme My Life in Verse at Number 5

Check for further details on Dylan Thomas Prize website but hurry – entries close at the end of August

Published in: on 24 August, 2010 at 8:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Under 30? Written any published work? Want £30,000?


The world’s biggest literary prize for young writers

Entries are invited each year for the world’s biggest literary award for young writers – the £30,000 ($45,000) Dylan Thomas Prize – which will be awarded for the  best published work in the English language by an author under the age of 30 from any country in the world.


Published in: on 10 April, 2010 at 10:51 pm  Comments (3)  
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Like Dylan we have had a period of inactivity!

Particularly towards the end of his life Dylan Thomas has periods when the words never came. Actually, that’s not strictly true – the words of his poetry didn’t come but his film scripts and his radio work gave him new life  – and money!

That is why the Dylan Thomas Prize accepts entries in all the genres that Dylan worked – fiction, short stories, poetry collections, film  and media scripts. It was strange then to hear that Tessa Dahl (she’s the one squashed between Roald and Sophie) at the launch of the Prize in Boston on St David’s Day question whether you could differentiate and find a winner. (more…)