JD Dixon shortlisted for Somerset Maugham Prize

JD Dixon’s extraordinary debut novel The Unrivalled Transcendence of Willem J. Gyle, published by Thistle Books, has been shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Prize.

‘Jen Campbell, Barney Norris, and Ian Thompson have judged this one, and they write, “In judging this year’s Somerset Maugham Award shortlist we’ve discovered five wildly different but equally excellent young writers. From poetry—Kayo Chingonyi’s playful, nostalgic poignance, Jenna Clake’s unique vision, and Miriam Nash’s hypnotic sense of place—to [the] fiction [of] JD Dixon’s unforgiving, surprising and powerful narrative, and Fiona Mozley’s visionary book, written in luminous prose, it’s a privilege to include these writers and their work.”’

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