Friday, 19 October 2012

Chibundu Onuzo: The Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist

Young Nigerian writer who is also guest author at the Garden City Literary Festival, 2012 is on the Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist.

"A 21 year old Nigerian novelist is the youngest of five rising literary stars shortlisted for the  2012 University of Wales’ Dylan Thomas Prize, it was announced today...21 year old Chibundu Onuzo’s book  The Spider King’s Daughter is a modern-day Romeo  and Juliet set against the backdrop of a changing Lagos. "

The Dylan Thomas Prize is a leading prize for young published writers  under the age of thirty.   presented annually by the University of Wales. The prize, named in honour of the Welsh writer and poet Dylan Thomas, brings international prestige and a remuneration of £30,000. 

Congratulations Chibundu, from the GCLF Team!

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