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Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

Max Porter wins International Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter is today, Saturday 14 May, named as the winner of the 10th International Dylan Thomas Prize, in partnership with Swansea University.

Grief is the Thing with Feathers, published by Faber & Faber, is the debut book – part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief – by Max Porter, a senior editor at Granta and Portobello Books.

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Indies and debuts dominate Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist

The Dylan Thomas Prize, rewarding published work written in English by authors under the age of 30, has revealed its shortlist for 2013, with nominees spanning novels, books of short stories and collections of poetry. Not only is it the longest shortlist in the prize’s history (citing seven titles of the twelve longlisted as opposed to the prize’s usual five or six), but even more encouragingly every nominee both comes from an independent publisher and is a debuting writer. So, uh, yeah, what have you done lately, other than weep yourself to sleep at the incessant forward march of time and your lack of anything substantial to show for it oh look still typing whoops.

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