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Adrian Wisziewski shortlisted for Dundee Book Prize

Award-winning artist Adrian Wisziewski has been shortlisted for this year's Dundee International Book Prize.

Wisziewski, who was known for his role in the ''New Glasgow Boys'' group in the 1980s, competed against 120 aspiring authors.

The top 10 writers will be narrowed down to three.

Judge Mark Buckland, head of Cargo Publishing, said: "We're delighted to be the new publisher for this prestigious prize."

He added: "We were looking to bring some edge and excitement to it and I think we've found that in this shortlist.

"There were a lot of quality entries and I think it bodes well for new writing around the world. At Cargo, we want to be involved in giving new writers a chance and I think our work with the prize enables us to continue that."

Readers can access extracts of the top 10 books which have been published online at www.literarydundee.co.uk/bookprize.

Last year, Wigan author Alan Wight secured a publishing deal, as well as £10,000 in prize money for his debut novel Act of Murder.

The winner of this year's competition will be announced on the 29 October and will speak at the Dundee Literary Festival the following day.

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