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Series 4 - The 2020 Shortlist

In this series of podcasts, the shortlisted candidates for the 2020 Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize are interviewed by Swansea University English Literature students who have studied the shortlisted works as part of Swansea University’s exciting new module based on the literary prize.

The shortlisted candidate for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize is interviewed by Swansea University English Literature student Bonnie Gibbs. Questions were written by Mererid Hunt and Bonnie Gibbs. These students have studied Sexton’s poetry collection, If All The World And Love Were Young.

Téa Obreht

The shortlisted candidate for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize is interviewed by Swansea University English Literature student Tegan Warman. Questions were written by Nicola Walsh and Tegan Warman. These students have studied Obreht's novel, 'Inland'.

Mary Jean Chan

The shortlisted candidate for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize is interviewed by Swansea University English Literature students Katrin Jones and Holly Morgan. Questions were written by Lloyd Mordecai, Katrin Jones and Holly Morgan. These students have studied Chan’s poetry collection, 'Flèche'.

Ocean Vuong

The shortlisted candidate for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize is interviewed by Swansea University English Literature students Alex Anderson, Hollie Edwards and Bronte Reynolds. Questions were written by Alex Anderson, Hollie Edwards and Bronte Reynolds. These students have studied Vuong's novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.

Bryan Washington

The shortlisted candidate for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize is interviewed by Swansea University English Literature students Ffion Reed and Dessie Tsvetkova. Questions were written by Ffion Reed and Dessie Tsvetkova. These students have studied Washington's short story collection, Lot.

Jay Bernard

The shortlisted candidate for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize is interviewed by Swansea University English Literature students Harriet Fisk, Kate Griffiths, and Nicole Milstead. Questions were written by Harriet Fisk, Kate Griffiths, and Nicole Milstead. These students have studied Bernard’s poetry collection, 'Surge'.

Series 3 - Previous Winners Special

Welcome to series three of the 'Bookends' podcast, featuring conversations with winners of the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize. Through these interviews with writers from around the world, we celebrate fifteen years of the prize and one hundred years of Swansea University.

This series has been written and produced by Eddie Matthews, Niall Macgregor and Ashish Dwivedi who are part of an internship programme with the Cultural Institute at Swansea University.

Dr Elaine Canning

In this introductory interview, Cultural Institute intern Eddie Matthews talks to Dr Elaine Canning, Executive Officer of the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize.

Joshua Ferris - 2014 Winner

In this episode, Cultural Institute intern Eddie Matthews talks to award-winning writer Joshua Ferris.

Rachel Trezise - 2006 Winner

In this episode, Cultural Institute intern Ashish Dwivedi talks to award-winning writer Rachel Trezise.

Maggie Shipstead - 2012 Winner

In this episode, Cultural Institute intern Niall Macgregor talks to award-winning writer Maggie Shipstead.

Max Porter - 2016 Winner

In this episode, Cultural Institute intern Eddie Matthews talks to award-winning writer Max Porter.

Fiona McFarlane - 2017 Winner

In this episode, Cultural Institute intern Ashish Dwivedi talks to award-winning writer Fiona McFarlane.

Kayo Chingonyi - 2018 Winner

In this episode, Cultural Institute intern Eddie Matthews talks to award-winning writer Kayo Chingonyi.

Lucy Caldwell - 2011 Winner

In this episode, Cultural Institute intern Ashish Dwivedi talks to award-winning writer Lucy Caldwell.

Guy Gunaratne - 2019 Winner

In this episode, Cultural Institute intern Eddie Matthews talks to award-winning writer Guy Gunaratne.

Claire Vaye Watkins - 2013 Winner

In this episode, Cultural Institute intern Niall Macgregor talks to award-winning writer Claire Vaye Watkins.

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