Alumnus Prajwal Parajuly invited to judge the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2017

7 November 2016

Prajwal Parajuly, who gained an MSt in Creative Writing at Kellogg College, has been invited to be a judge for what has been called the world’s largest literary prize for young writers. The International Dylan Thomas Prize is awarded to the best published or produced literary work in English by an author under 39. Prajwal was himself a finalist in 2013 with his debut collection of short stories, The Gurkha’s Daughter, which chronicled the lives of members of the Nepalese Diaspora around the world.

Prajwal’s first novel, Land Where I Flee, was an Independent on Sunday book of the year and a Kansas City Star best book of 2015. He was the first writer-in-residence at The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies in 2013 and is currently the Clayton B Ofstad endowed distinguished writer-in-residence at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Statesman and the BBC. He was recently commissioned by The Hindustan Times to write a piece on his relationship with Dylan Thomas. Click to read Dylan and I: A writer remembers the Welsh poet.