Tim Leach and James Brookes, both graduates of the Warwick Writing Programme, have been shortlisted for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize 2013. Tim's novel, The Last King of Lydia, and James' debut poetry collection, Sins of the Leopard, were named amongst seven titles on this year's list.
The Dylan Thomas Prize was established in 2006 as one of the world’s highest paying literary awards for young writers from around the world to celebrate the legacy of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas who wrote most of his work in his twenties. Since then, the Prize has become an unfailingly reliable guide to the best new literary talent by unearthing and recognising young writers from across the globe.
Tim is a recent graduate of the Warwick MA Programme in Writing, and is now teaching creative writing on the undergraduate programme. James was an undergraduate in English Literature & Creative Writing, and won an Eric Gregory Award in 2009 for his poetry.
The winner, who gets a £30,000 cheque and a limited edition bronze cast of Dylan Thomas will be announced at an awards ceremony in Swansea in November.