Chibundu Onuzo shortlisted for the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Chibundu Onuzo at the Town Hall

Chibundu Onuzo at the Town Hall

21 year old Chibundu Onuzo is the youngest of five rising literary stars shortlisted for the 2012 University of Wales’ Dylan Thomas Prize, it was announced today. Open to any published author in the English language under the age of 30, the annual international prize is one of the largest of its kind in the world for young writers.

At this year’s Literature Festival Chibundu spoke about her debut novel The Spider King’s Daughter (Faber) which is described as a modern-day Romeo and Juliet set against the backdrop of a changing Lagos. Her talk at The Merchant’s House was the Hiscox Young Author’s Event for the 2012 LitFest, sponsored by Hiscox Insurance and chaired by the author  Bidisha.