Awards: International Dylan Thomas; Branford Boase

A 12-book longlist has been announced for the £30,000 (about $42,370) International Dylan Thomas Prize, which is sponsored by Swansea University and recognizes the "best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under." This year's list features eight novels, two short story collections and two volumes of poetry. A shortlist will be released in March, and a winner unveiled May 10. The longlisted titles are:

Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi
When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy
The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney
Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Mby aria Machado
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
First Love by Gwendoline Riley
Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
Attrib. and Other Stories by Eley Williams
On Trust: A Book of Lies by James Womack


A longlist has been announced for the 2018 Branford Boase Award, which recognizes a book for seven-year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist and honors "the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing." The shortlist will be released May 2 and a winner named in July. Check out the complete Branford Boase longlist here.

Powered by: Xtenit