Owen Sheers and Naomi Wood shortlisted for Dylan Thomas Prize

Two graduates of the UEA Creative Writing MA have been included on the longlist for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize, which is for authors aged 39 or under and is worth   30,000 to the winner. Owen Sheers graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 1998 and is nominated for his drama ‘Mametz’, a site-specific production by the National Theatre of Wales, based on his poem ‘Mametz Wood’. Owen recently won this year’s Wales Book of the Year Award for his verse drama, ‘Pink Mist’. Naomi Wood (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2008 and completed her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing last year. She is nominated for her second novel ‘Mrs Hemingway’, which was published by Picador earlier this year and was recently the recipient of a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. The winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize will be announced in November.

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