NetBop is delighted to sponsor the Dylan Thomas Prize

Friday, 8th November 2013

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.

It is one of the most prestigious awards for young writers and is aimed at encouraging raw creative talent worldwide.

NetBop originally became involved with the Dylan Thomas Prize back in 2008 and were delighted to offer sponsorship when approached earlier this year.

Since its launch, the Prize has become a reliable guide to the best new literary talent by recognising young writers from across the globe. During its seven years in existence, the Prize has boasted an esteemed judging panel of international critics, journalists, artists and writers that is chaired by Hay Festival founder, Peter Florence.

This year’s winner was American short story writer, Claire Vaye Watkins, which was announced at a black tie event at the National Waterfront Museum and Launched in 2006, the annual Dylan Thomas Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for young writers in the world. It is an international literary award aimed at encouraging raw creative talent worldwide hosted by BBC Wales broadcaster Jamie Owen.

NetBop founder Andrew Downie said: “As Wales prepares to mark next year’s centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, it’s great to be involved with the organisers in discovering not only local talent, but young worldwide literary talent.“

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Swansea University, main sponsor of the Dylan Thomas Prize with the winner Claire


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