Dylan Thomas 2013 shortlist picks writers 'going for big themes'

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Dylan Thomas 2013 shortlist picks writers 'going for big themes'
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 3:26pm

"Seven debuts by "young writers going for the big themes" have been shortlisted for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas prize, in a year in which books from independent publishing houses have swept the board.

Three novels, two short-story collections and two collections of poetry make up the Dylan Thomas shortlist, which has been hailed by chair of judges Peter Florence as the best in the prize's seven years. "We had such a strong shortlist this year that we had to include a seventh title, as they are all contenders. In all my years on the judging panel of the prize, I've never seen a higher standard of entry from young writers," Florence said."

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What do you think of the list? Some heavy themes from young writers.

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