Nigeria’s Chibundu Onuzo Shortlisted for £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize

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The 10 authors longlisted for this year’s £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize include two of its youngest entrants.

Novelists Ben Brooks, 20, from Britain, and Chibundu Onuzo, 21, from Nigeria, are among the writers named.

The prize is given to an author of a novel, play, poetry or travel book in the English language who is under 30.

First awarded in 2006 as a £60,000 prize given every two years, the Swansea-based prize has been staged annually since 2010.

The 2012 longlist was announced by Dylan Thomas’ granddaughter, Hannah Ellis, at the city’s Dylan Thomas Centre.

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