Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize Winner: Lot by Bryan Washington

It is our great pleasure to confirm Lot by Bryan Washington as the winner of the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2020.

Lyrical, dexterous and unflinchingly honest, Bryan Washington’s collection explores the significance of community, family and home with compassion, astuteness and originality. Profound, fresh, luminous, Lot throws open the door to an undiscovered Houston – and to life itself.

 

‘Bryan Washington’s collection of short stories, Lot, does what all great fiction does, finds a style that can open up a world that is otherwise unknowable and he does it with wit and grace. It is a real voice, unique, unforgettable, generous, and warm and one which provides us with a sense of community and the full experience of life. As one of the judges said, he has a country and western kickass voice.’

STIG ABELL, Chair of Judges

The Shortlist

Surge
Added to basket
£10.00
Paperback
Fleche
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Inland
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
If All the World and Love Were Young
Added to basket
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Lot
Added to basket
Lot
£8.99
Paperback

The Longlist

Surge
Added to basket
£10.00
Paperback
Fleche
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Exquisite Cadavers
Added to basket
Things We Say in the Dark
Added to basket
Black Car Burning
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Virtuoso
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Inland
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Stubborn Archivist
Added to basket
If All the World and Love Were Young
Added to basket
The Far Field
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Lot
Added to basket
Lot
£8.99
Paperback

Previous Prize Winners

In Our Mad and Furious City
Added to basket
Kumukanda
Added to basket
£10.00
Paperback
The High Places
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Added to basket
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Added to basket
Battleborn
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Seating Arrangements
Added to basket
The Meeting Point
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Boat
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Fresh Apples
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback