Guy Gunaratne wins International Dylan Thomas Prize 2019

Published on May 29, 2019
Sri Lankan writer Guy Gunaratne was announced as the winner of 2019 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize.
Guy Gunaratne wins International Dylan Thomas Prize 2019

Details:

  • He has won the award for his debut novel 'In Our Mad and Furious City'.
  • Guy Gunaratne is a 35 years old British-Sri-Lankan human rights documentary filmmaker, turned debut novelist.
  • He won over 5 other shortlisted authors.

Other titles shortlisted for the Swansea prize:

  • House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
  • Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  • Trinity by Louisa Hall
  • FOLK by Zoe Gilbert
  • Melmoth by Sarah Perry

About the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize:

  • It is awarded every year for the best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under.
  • The prize includes a prize sum of £30,000 and celebrates the international world of fiction in all its forms including novels, poetry, drama, and short stories.
  • The year 2019 marks the 11th year of world's largest English language literary prize for young authors.

Question:

Q. Which Sri Lankan writer was announced as the winner of 2019 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize?
a. Rob Gunaratne
b. Sam Gunaratne
c. Bob Gunaratne
d. Guy Gunaratne

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