FACULTY AWARD: Watkins receives Dylan Thomas Prize

Nov. 22, 2013 12:31 p.m.

Claire Vaye Watkins, visiting assistant professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has received the 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize for her debut short story collection "Battleborn." The award celebrates the legacy of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas and is open to any published author in the English language under the age of 30. The £30,000 prize (approximately $46,900) was presented in Thomas' hometown of Swansea, Wales, on Nov. 7.