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VIRTUOSO by Yelena Moskovich Long-Listed for The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize

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Congratulations to Yelena Moskovich for her novel VIRTUOSO being long-listed for the 2020 Dylan Thomas Prize at Swansea University. Worth £30,000, it is one of the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes as well as the world’s largest literary prize for young writers. Awarded for the best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under, the Prize celebrates the international world of fiction in all its forms including poetry, novel, short stories and dramas. The shortlist will be announced on 7 April, followed by a British Library Event, London on 13 May and Winner’s Ceremony held in Swansea on International Dylan Thomas Day, 14 May. The full long-list can be viewed here.

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