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Ben Fountain Wins the Center for Fiction’s 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

The Center for Fiction has named Ben Fountain as the winner of the 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. He won the $10,000 prize for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

The judging panel included American writers Francisco Goldman, Lev Grossman, Heidi Julavits, Paul La Farge and Bonnie Nadzam. Prior to establishing his career as a writer, Fountain worked as an attorney.

Here’s more from the release: “Fountain has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writers Award, an O.Henry Prize, and two Pushcart Prizes, among other honors and awards. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was shortlisted for the National Book Award this year”

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Most Overlooked Books of 2011

What’s your favorite overlooked book this year? Add it to our growing list…

Today this GalleyCat editor joined New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth show to talk about the most overlooked books of 2011 alongside Michele Filgate and Jodi Paloni.

But don’t take our word for it! Below, we’ve included links free samples of the overlooked books discussed on the show. We will add free samples of your favorite overlooked books as well.

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