Thursday, August 2, 2012 |
D.W. Wilson is the lone Canadian on the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize longlist.
Wilson, who is nominated for his short story collection Once You Break a Knuckle joins nine other young writers vying for the £30,000 prize. Established in 2006, the University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize honours works from around the world by published writers between the ages of 18 and 30 and is the richest literary prize for young writers in the world.
This isn't the first time D.W. Wilson -- a CBC Books 2012 Writer to Watch and a 2012 finalist for the CBC Short Story Prize -- earned accolades across the pond. In 2011 he won the BBC National Short Story Award for his story The Dead Roads, which appears in Once You Break a Knuckle.
Also on the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize longlist is British writer Ben Brooks for his novel Grow Up. At 20 years old, Brooks is the youngest-ever writer to be longlisted for the prize.
The shortlist will be revealed in September and the winner will be announced on November 9 in Swansea, Dylan Thomas's hometown.