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Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Shortlist Revealed

shortlistThe 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. Read more

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National Book Foundation Announces 5 Under 35 Honorees

nba.jpgSince 2006, the National Book Foundation (NBF) has hosted the “5 Under 35″ award ceremony to highlight the achievements of five young fiction writers.

Today, the NBF has narrowed down this year’s pool to five honorees. This year recognizes the following titles:

The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein

The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

How to Escape from a Leper Colony by Tiphanie Yanique

Once the Shore by Paul Yoon

Like last year, the “5 Under 35″ celebration will take place in Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena at the start of National Book Awards Week on Monday, November 15. Musician/Author Roseanne Cash will act as the event’s host. Music journalist Rob Sheffield will be the beat-master in charge as DJ. Author Amanda Stern will conduct interviews with the honorees, winners and finalists during the party.