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Book awards: Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Shortlist

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Works (99)

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Cellophane by Marie Arana2006
The Dissident by Nell Freudenberger2006
The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo: A Novel by Peter Orner2006
Send Me by Patrick Ryan2006
Bearing the Body: A Novel by Ehud Havazelet2007
Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski2007
Finn by Jon Clinch2007
Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón2007
The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander2007
Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman2007
Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen2008
Dervishes: A Novel by Beth Helms2008
Personal Days by Ed Park2008
Songs for the Butcher's Daughter by Peter Manseau2008
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski2008
The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block2008
American Rust: A Novel by Philipp Meyer2009
The Cradle by Patrick Somerville2009
Seducing the Spirits by Louise Young2009
Tinkers by Paul Harding2009
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li2009
Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste2010
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer2010
Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross2010
The Quickening by Michelle Hoover2010
The Report by Jessica Francis Kane2010
This is Just Exactly Like You by Drew Perry2010
Daughters of the Revolution by Carolyn Cooke2011
The Free World by David Bezmozgis2011
The History of History by Ida Hattemer-Higgins2011
Shards: A Novel by Ismet Prcic2011
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children: A Novel by Sarah Braunstein2011
Touch by Alexi Zentner2011
Absolution by Patrick Flanery2012
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson2012
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller2012
Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman2012
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead2012
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey2012
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers2012
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra2013
Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter2013
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi2013
The Morels by Christopher Hacker2013
Motherlunge (Awp Award Series in the Novel) by Kirstin Scott2013
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson2013
Wash by Margaret Wrinklenot in English Common Knowledge2013
Y by Marjorie Celona2013
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld2014
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Hendersonnot in English Common Knowledge2014
The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil2014
The Invention of Exile by Vanessa Mankonot in English Common Knowledge2014
Land of love and drowning : a novel by Tiphanie Yaniquenot in English Common Knowledge2014
The Land of Steady Habits: A Novel by Ted Thompsonnot in English Common Knowledge2014
We are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomasnot in English Common Knowledge2014
After the Parade by Lori Ostlundnot in English Common Knowledge2015
Against the Country: A Novel by Ben Metcalfnot in English Common Knowledge2015
Bright Lines: A Novel by Tanwi Nandini Islamnot in English Common Knowledge2015
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obiomanot in English Common Knowledge2015
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyennot in English Common Knowledge2015
The Turner House by Angela Flournoynot in English Common Knowledge2015
The Unfortunates: A Novel by Sophie McManusnot in English Common Knowledge2015
The Girls by Emma Cline2016
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn2016
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasinot in English Common Knowledge2016
How I Became a North Korean: A Novel by Krys Leenot in English Common Knowledge2016
We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge2016
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell2016
As Lie Is To Grin by Simeon Marsalisnot in English Common Knowledge2017
Empire of Glass by Kaitlin Solimine2017
The Second Mrs Hockaday by Susan Riversnot in English Common Knowledge2017
Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar2017
Tiger Pelt by Annabelle Kim2017
What To Do About The Solomons by Bethany Ball2017
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday2018
Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg2018
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi2018
The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat2018
Pretend I'm Dead by Jen Beagin2018
Trenton Makes: A Novel by Tadzio Koelb2018
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson2019
Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad2019
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips2019
Fall Back Down When I Die by Joe Wilkins2019
In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow2019
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong2019
The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin2019
How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhangnot in English Common Knowledge2020
Indelicacy by Amina Cain2020
The Redshirt: A Novel (Contemporary Poetry And Prose) by Corey Sobel2020
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuartnot in English Common Knowledge2020
Temporary by Hilary Leichternot in English Common Knowledge2020
These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card2020
Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith2021
The City of Good Death by Priyanka Champaneri2021
The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade2021
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers2021
No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood2021
Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng2021

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The First Novel Prize, launched in 2006, was created as part of the Center's mission to promote the art of fiction in the United States and help further the careers of promising new writers. The annual prize carries with it a $10,000 cash award.

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