2017 First Novel Fête

 

Celebrating The 2017 Center for Fiction

First Novel Prize Finalists

 

 

$35 Advanced

 

$50 Door

 

Join us for a fun evening of cocktails, mingling, and readings from the seven finalists of The 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. All proceeds support our Books for NYC Schools/KidsRead program.


 

First Novel Prize Short List:


As Lie Is to Grin by Simeon Marsalis

(Catapult)

 

Empire of Glass by Kaitlin Solimine

(Ig Publishing)

 

Mikhail and Margarita by Julie Lekstrom Himes

(Europa Editions)

 

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

(Algonquin Books)

 

Spaceman in Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar

(Little, Brown)

 

Tiger Pelt by Annabelle Kim

(Leaf~Land)

 

What to Do About the Solomons by Bethany Ball

(Atlantic Monthly Press)

 


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Co-Chairs

Carrie Howland 

(Empire Literary)

 

Jenna Johnson 

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

 

 

Committee

Agnes Ahlander Turner

(Maria B. Campbell Associates)

 

Alexandra Primiani

(Melville House)

 

Allison Malecha

(Grove/Atlantic)

 

Andy Kifer

(Audible)

 

Christopher Russell

(Penguin)

 

Dana Murphy

(The Book Group)

 

Flora Esterly

(Bettina Schrewe)

 

Jessica Williams

(William Morrow HarperCollins)

 

Kent Wolf

(The Friedrich Agency)

 

Lea Beresford

(Bloomsbury)

 

Margaux Weisman

(Vintage Anchor/Knopf Doubleday)

 

Marya Spence

(Janklow & Nesbit)

 

Soumeya Roberts

(Hannigan Salky Getzler)