Lucy wins Dylan Thomas Prize

Lucy Caldwell Dylan Thomas Prize

Lucy Caldwell, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2011
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Lucy Caldwell has won the 2011 Dylan Thomas Prize for her novel “The Meeting Point”. Judges described the novel as “a beautifully written and mature reflection on identity, loyalty and belief in a complex world”,

Speaking at the presentation ceremony in the late Welsh poet’s home city of Swansea, Lucy said Wales had played a major role in getting her career up and running. “In many ways my career started here. My very first play was premiered in Chapter arts centre in Cardiff.”

The founder of the University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize, Prof Peter Stead, said: “The Meeting Point is a lyrical modern day parable set in Bahrain depicting the crises in the faith and marriage of an Irish woman and her relationship with a troubled Muslim teenager. It is a beautifully written and mature reflection on identity, loyalty and belief in a complex world. We have no doubt that this is yet another significant step in what will undoubtedly be a striking career.”