Dylan and Dahl Camps in a Prize Fight over Books; Roald's Daughter Criticises Top Thomas Award
Byline: James McCarthy
THEY are two of Wales' greatest literary figures.
Roald Dahl's children's books continue to be adored the world over, while Dylan Thomas is internationally recognised as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
But now a row has broken out between the two camps - after Dahl's daughter criticised a major award named after Thomas.
The Dylan Thomas Prize - the world's richest literary award - was launched in Boston, Massachusetts, this week, on St David's Day.
Dahl's daughter Tessa - mother of supermodel Sophie - was there promoting her new novel when she spoke out about the honour which can see poetry, short …
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Publication information: Article title: Dylan and Dahl Camps in a Prize Fight over Books; Roald's Daughter Criticises Top Thomas Award. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: March 4, 2010. Page number: 17. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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