Owen Sheers over Ask the moon – Dannie Abse

"I think that it's incredibly rare that you get seventy years of lyrical enquiry into nearly every stage of our lives." Owen Sheers, 41, schrijver, dichter, Talgarth (Wales).

Sebastian Fitzek over Silence of the lambs – Thomas Harris

"It changed the whole serial killer genre. He invented a character who is both unique and also credible." Sebastian Fitzek, 43, auteur, Berlijn.