May 16, 2020

Bryan Washington Wins Wales’ £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize

Bryan Washington, focused on what he calls ‘marginalized communities, communities of color, and queer communities of color, specifically’ wins the UK’s richest award for young authors.

The 15th annual International Dylan Thomas Prize has been awarded overnight (May 14) to Bryan Washington for his collection of short stories, Lot.
The volume was published in the UK in August by Atlantic Books, and was released on March 17 in the States by Penguin Random House’s Riverhead Books. American readers know Washington, who is 27 and based in Houston, for his writings in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times and other outlets.

He is also one of the 2019 “5 Under 35” honorees of the United States’ National Book Foundation.

His stories in the collection are linked and comprise what the program’s annual jury chair Dai Smith calls, “a style that can open up a world that is otherwise unknowable and he does it with wit and grace…Click here to read full article

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