The Center for Fiction has unveiled the annual shortlist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, a prize that carries $10,000 for a debut novel. Seven first-time novelists made the list. Judges this year include last year’s winner Margaret Wrinkle, as well as David Gilbert, Tayari Jones and Sigrid Nunez.
All of the short-listed authors will give a reading at the Center for Fiction on December 8th. The winner will be announced the next night at The Center for Fiction’s Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner in New York. Wrinkle will present the award. All of the runners up will receive a $1,000 prize.
Explore the shortlist after the jump.Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014 Shortlist
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld (Harper)
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson (Ecco)
The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil (Grove Press)
The Invention of Exile by Vanessa Manko (The Penguin Press)
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique (Riverhead Books)
The Land of Steady Habits by Ted Thompson (Little Brown and Company)
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas (Simon & Schuster)