The 2019 winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize will be announced today – 16th May.  Come along and have a look at our display at the Singleton Park Library featuring the shortlisted authors, previous winners and  a selection of books by contemporary black and minority ethnic writers in Swansea University library.

The Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist reflects the fact that the most talented young writers in English come from many different countries and very diverse backgrounds, including many black writers.    Professor Dai Smith has said of the shortlist:

“Yet again the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize has uncovered a wealth of new talent representing a group of contemporary and diverse voices from across the world”.

Source: Swansea University Press Office











Recently there have been calls from students at Cambridge and other universities for English literature and other courses to be “decolonised” by including many more black and minority ethnic writers.

The new Dylan Thomas Prize module at Swansea University will focus on writers longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, including Zimbabwean Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, American-Ghanaian Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, British-Sri Lankan Guy Gunaratne and British-Ghanaian Michael Donkor.

Would you like to see our library collections made more diverse?

We would welcome your suggestions of books to add to the library – simply fill in the form below with any suggestions you have.

Suggestion form

May 15th, 2019

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