Gwendoline Riley shortlisted for John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2007

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October 22, 2007

Gwendoline Riley's novel, Joshua Spassky, has been shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2007.

Suzi Feay, the leader of this year's judging panel and the Literary Editor of the Independent on Sunday, said of the shortlist: "Our final six choices have an extra quality-durability. Once read, they linger in the mind. All six authors are prodigiously gifted, and we look forward to their future work with excitement."

The prize, established in 1942, recognises the best work of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry or drama) by a UK or Commonwealth writer aged 35 or under. The prize was founded in honour of author John Llewellyn Rhys, who was killed in action during the Second World War.

The winner will be announced on 29 November 2007.

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