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The Center for Fiction's 2015 Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner was a huge success! Over 300 people attended the event on December 8th at The Metropolitan Club, which included presentations by Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Anthony Bourdain, Charles Frazier, Perkins Award presenter Amy Tan, and 2014 First Novel Prize winner Tiphanie Yanique. The 2015 Maxwell E. Perkins Award was given to Daniel Halpern, and we announced the winner of this year's First Novel Prize, Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Sympathizer

 


Thank you to all of our supporters and attendees!

 

Leaders
Sharen Benenson 
HarperCollins Publishers


Benefactors 
Audible.com
Emilie Roy Corey
Laura Baudo Sillerman
Mary & James W. Stevens


Patrons
Gabrielle Bamberger
Elizabeth Birkelund
Mark Fowler & Jessica Kaplan
Peter Ginna & Susan Hewitt
ICM Partners
Lloyd Lynford
Celia & Henry McGee
Calvert D. & Cassie Jones Morgan 
Penguin Random House
Neal I. Rosenthal & Kerry Madigan
Simon & Schuster
WME
Writers House Literary Agency


First Novel Advocates
Helen & Harris Barer
BKSK Architects
Jennifer Cahn
Maria & Woodrow Campbell
Dana Cowin
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Ben Fountain
Nan Graham
Stephen Graham
InkWell Management
Mark Jackson
John Hawkins & Associates
Jonathan Rose Companies
Joshua Kornreich & Jennifer Sidel
Anne Landsman & James Wagman
Ellen Levine & Ivan Strausz
Maria Massie
Sara Nelson
Elyse & Michael Newhouse
Heather Schroder
Michael Vanderwerker
Chuck Verrill & Liz Darhansoff


Friends
Anonymous
Pamela Jill Ammidon
Anthony Appiah & Henry Finder
Baker Literary Scouting, Inc.
Claudia Ballard
The Betsy Hotel
Lee Boudreaux
CCS Fundraising
The Clegg Agency
The David Black Agency
Marlene & Aiden Doyle
Donna Fish
Jane Friedman
Molly Friedrich, The Friedrich Agency
The Gernert Company
Adelma Park Gillespie
Ruth Greenstein
Grove Atlantic, Inc.
Glenn Horowitz & Tracey Jackson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Eleanor Jackson
Janklow & Nesbit Associates
Sara & Landon Jones
Little, Brown and Company
James C. Marlas & Marie Nugent-Head Marlas
Erroll McDonald
Pilar Queen
Roxana Robinson
Maeryn & William Roebling
Jennifer Rubell
Rachel Shteir
Scott Spencer
Pat Strachan & Catapult
Susana Lea Associates
Hannah Tinti
Gregory I. Voynow
W. W. Norton & Company
David Wroblewski
The Wylie Agency
Craig Young


Contributors 
Erica Abeel
Harold Augenbraum
Michael A. & Phylis S. Bamberger
Louis & Anka Begley
Georges Borchardt
Nelson DeMille
Kate Garrick, The Karpfinger Agency
Laura Gross Literary Agency
Else Grotenfendt
HBO
Roger Rosenblatt


Special Thanks
Audible. com
Gabrielle Bamberger
Sharen Benenson
The Betsy Hotel
Elizabeth Birkelund
Laura Cocks
Grove Atlantic, Inc.
Hi Wildflower Botanica
InkWell Management
Sugar Vendil
and all of our lovely volunteers

 


 

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Benefit Committee

 

Anthony Appiah & Henry Finder

Claudia Ballard

The David Black Agency

Georges Borchardt

The Clegg Agency

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Ben Fountain

Molly Friedrich, The Friedrich Agency

Edith Grossman

Jennifer Haigh

HarperCollins Publishers

ICM Partners

Inkwell Management

Maria Massie

Philipp Meyer

Ron Rash

Roxana Robinson

Roger Rosenblatt

Eric Simonoff

Patti Smith

Scott Spencer

Hannah Tinti

Chuck Verrill & Liz Darhansoff

Vendela Vida

WME

Writers House Literary Agency

David Wroblewski

The Wylie Agency