Dylan Thomas Prize is launched in Boston
Some of the literary world's most respected names attended.
Some of the literary world's most respected names gathered in Boston in March for the launch of the 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize.
Professor Peter Stead, chairman of the prize, said: "The University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize has a global reach and focus, so we wanted to reaffirm its international status by launching the 2010 award overseas."
But he pointed out that key events will be taking place in Wales, including the announcement of the winner in Swansea later this year.
The Dylan Thomas Prize honours young writers for published work in the broad range of literary forms. Those who make the shortlist will be invited to the UK to take part in key events, as well as participating in an educational outreach programme.
Entries for this year's prize are now closed. Writers must be 18 to 30 years old and the literary works must have been published within the past year to be eligible.
More information at www.dylanthomasprize.com
Extracted from www.abayoflife.com