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The Center for Fiction's 2014 Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner was a huge success! Over 300 people attended the event on December 9th at The New York Athletic Club, which included presentations by Jonathan Safran Foer and Colson Whitehead, Perkins Award presenter Nathan Englander, surprise presenter Anne Carson, and 2013 First Novel Prize winner Margaret Wrinkle. The 2014 Maxwell E. Perkins Award was given to Nicole Aragi, and we announced the winner of this year's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, Tiphanie Yanique for Land of Love and Drowning

 

 

 

Thanks to all of our supporters and attendees this year!

 

Leaders

Sharen Benenson

Dave Williams & Reba White Williams

 

Benefactors

Audible.com

Other Press

Mary & James W. Stevens

 

Patrons

Aragi Inc.

Gabrielle Bamberger

Elizabeth Birkelund

Emilie Roy Corey

Mark Fowler & Jessica Kaplan

Peter Ginna & Susan Hewitt

HarperCollins Publishers

ICM Partners

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Lloyd Lynford

Macmillan

Celia & Henry McGee

Penguin Random House

Simon & Schuster, Inc.

 

First Novel Advocates

Helen & Harris Barer

Sarah Burnes

Maria & Woodrow Campbell

The Gernert Company

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

James C. Marlas & Marie Nugent-Head Marlas

Calvert D. Morgan, Jr.

Heather Schroder

Eric Simonoff & Meredith Kaffel

 

Friends

Lila Azam Zanganeh

Jonathan Baker

Julie Barer

Brettne Bloom

Cynthia Bond

Lee Boudreaux

Pang-Mei Natasha Chang

Leonard Chazen

Carmela Ciuraru

Lauri del Commune

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Christy Fletcher

Molly Friedrich, Literary Agent

Adelma Gillespie

Susan Golomb

Nan Graham

Grove/Atlantic

Courtney Hodell

Glenn Horowitz & Tracey Jackson

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

Little, Brown

Rebecca Makkai

Kate Medina

Miwako Messer

Susan Moldow

Sara Nelson

Pilar Queen

Michael Reynolds

Daniel Rice

Roxana Robinson

Eliza Rothstein

David Searcy

Manil Suri

Hannah Tinti

Deborah Treisman

W.W. Norton

Elisabeth Weed

WME

 

Contributors

Jennifer Egan

Elyshe Cheney Literary

Ben & Sharon Fountain

Jonathan Franzen

Else Grotefendt

Gloria Loomis

Brenda Marsh

Libby McGuire

Maud Newton

The Park Literary Group

Regina Ryan

 

And special thanks to Sugar Vendil for providing the music for the evening.

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Hosts and Presenters

Nathan Englander 
Margaret Wrinkle

 

Honorary Co-Chairs

Jonathan Safran Foer
Colson Whitehead

 

Co-Chairs
Julie Barer
Elizabeth Birkelund

 

Benefit Committee

Rabih Alameddine

Lila Azam Zanganeh

Helen Barer

Cynthia Bond

Maria & Woodrow Campbell

Anne Carson

Pang-Mei Natasha Chang

Bill Cheng

Emilie Roy Corey

Edwidge Danticat

Jennifer Egan

Morgan Entrekin

Molly Friedrich

Maureen Gibbon

Nan Graham

Anissa Helou

Smith Henderson

Terrence Holt

Glenn Horowitz & Tracey Jackson

Gerald Howard

Denis Johnson

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Rebecca Makkai

Benjamin Markovits

Claire Messud & James Wood

Chris Offutt

Julie Otsuka

Rajesh Parameswaran

Michael Pietsch

Roxana Robinson

Jeffrey Rotter

Stephen Rubin

David Searcy

Matt Sumell

Manil Suri

Hannah Tinti

Claire Vaye Watkins

Dave Williams & Reba White Williams

Naomi Williams