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Johnny Meyer Named Finalist for Dylan Thomas Prize

Graduate student is first playwright ever longlisted

Posted: August 30, 2010

Johnny Meyer, a first-year Government graduate student, and a 2010 Dean's Distinguished Graduate, has made the Dylan Thomas Prize longlist for his play, "American Volunteers." The Dylan Thomas prize is the top literary award in the world for writers under 30.

BBC News featured Meyer in this announcement.

Watch an excerpt of "American Volunteers" here.

Meyer's research focuses on elections in ethnically diverse societies and political violence. "American Volunteers" draws on his military experience in Afghanistan.

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