Congratulations to Naomi Wood, whose novel Mrs. Hemingway has been shortlisted for the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize for young writers.
Dylan Thomas was 39 when he died and consequently the prize is given to the best published or produced literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under. The prize is open to all genres, from novels to short stories, poetry to drama, and can be awarded for works from around the world.
The full shortlist for 2014 is:
Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries (Granta)
Joshua Ferris, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Viking)
Eimear McBride, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (Faber & Faber)
Kseniya Melnik, Snow in May (Fourth Estate)
Kei Miller, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet Press)
Owen Sheers, Mametz (National Theatre Wales)
Naomi Wood, Mrs Hemingway (Picador)
Mrs. Hemingway tells the story of Hemingway's four marriages from the perspective of each wife. As Ernest’s literary career blazes a trail, his marriages are ignited by passion and deceit. Four extraordinary women learn what it means to love the most famous writer of his generation, and each will be forced to ask herself how far she will go to remain his wife...
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