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Raven Leilani talks to Bryan Washington

The 2021 Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize

Hay Festival 2021, 

Join us to celebrate Raven Leilani, the winner of the £20,000 prestigious literary prize for writers aged 39 and under. This year's winner talks with the 2020 recipient, who won with Lot, his collection of short stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston.

The 2021 shortlist comprised of:

Alligator and Other Stories by Dima Alzayat (Syria/USA)

Kingdomtide by Rye Curtis (USA)

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (Nigeria/USA)

Pew by Catherine Lacey (USA)

Luster by Raven Leilani (USA)

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (USA)

Leilani will also appear later in the Festival in our 10@10 series in conversation with Pandora Sykes on Friday 4 June [event 115]