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The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama) by an author from the Commonwealth aged 35 or under, written in English and published in the United Kingdom.

The prize was initiated in 1942 by Jane Oliver in memory of her husband John Llewellyn Rhys, a young author who was killed on 5 August 1940 while serving as a bomber pilot in the Royal Air Force.

From 1987 to 2003, the prize was funded by the Mail on Sunday. The Mail on Sunday pulled out in 2003, after the 2002 prize was awarded to Mary Laven. Since then, the prize has been run by Booktrust, an independent educational charity. The winner receives £5,000, while the runners up each receive £500.


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