2008 Dylan Thomas Prize

The longlist for the 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize for young writers has been released. In case you've forgotten (and who wouldn't with all these awards around?) the Dylan Thomas prize "is open to young writers of any nationality, from anywhere in the world, writing in English. Writers must be under 30 years of age on 3rd April 2007. The following Genres are all eligible for entry: novels, collections of short stories, poetry, screenplays, radio and theatre plays." Which is interesting as I wasn't aware that poetry was a "genre".

Sorry "Genre".

Anyway, enough joking around.

The longlisted works are:
Ishq & Mushq by Priya Basil
The Orientalist and the Ghost by Susan Barker
Trouble Came to the Turnip by Caroline Bird
The Secret by Zoe Brigley
Zoology by Ben Dolnick
Blood Kin by Ceridwen Dovey
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne
Oystercatchers by Susan Fletcher
Satsuma Sun Mover by Adam Green
Blackmoor by Edward Hogan
Sons and Other Flammable Objects by Porohistra Khakpour
The Boat by Nam Le
Children of the Revolution by Dinaw Mengestu
There is an Anger that Moves by Kei Miller
God's Own Country by Ross Raisin
St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell

The only Australian in the group is Nam Le. The short list will be announced in September and the winner in November this year.

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