Tishani Doshi, an award-winning writer and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent, joined in May this year the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the world’s largest literary prize for young writers, as a judge for this year’s competition.
Tishani Doshi is the author of four books of poetry and fiction. Her most recent books include Fountainville (Seren), a retelling of a myth from the Mabinogion, and a collection of poems, Everything Begins Elsewhere.
Her appointment to the judging panel shows the global reach of the International Dylan Thomas Prize, which was launched in 2006. Sponsored by Swansea University, the Prize is aimed at encouraging creative talent worldwide. Previous winners have hailed from the US, Australia, Vietnam, Northern Ireland and Wales.