The Christopher Doheny Award

This award recognizes excellence in fiction or nonfiction on the topic of serious illness by a writer who has personally dealt with life-threatening illness. The 2016 Award recipient is Lee Ann Cox. READ MORE


The First Novel Prize

The First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year. The 2016 winner is Kia Corthron for The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter. READ MORE

 


Maxwell E. Perkins Award

This Award honors an editor, publisher, or agent who over the course of their career has discovered, nutured, and championed writers of fiction. The 2017 Perkins Award winner is Morgan Entrekin. READ MORE

Congratulations to Lee Ann Cox!
Winner of the 2016 Christopher Doheny Award

 

The winner of the fourth annual Christopher Doheny Award is Lee Ann Cox. Beauty Like That: A memoir from the far edge of loss, is a work that, in the author’s own words, takes “a hard look at what cancer does to a young family—to a marriage—while grappling with universal themes of love and loneliness, illness and isolation, sex and pain.” Learn more about Lee Ann Cox

 

The Christopher Doheny Award recognizes excellence in fiction or nonfiction on the topic of serious physical illness by a writer who has personally dealt or is dealing with life-threatening illness. The award carries with it a $10,000 prize and production and promotion of the book in an Audible edition, with the option to pursue print publication. Learn more about the Doheny Award.

Congratulations to Morgan Entrekin!

Winner of the 2017 Maxwell E. Perkins Award


The Center for Fiction is pleased to announce that Morgan Entrekin, CEO & Publisher, Grove Atlantic, Inc. is the recipient of its 2017 Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction. Morgan’s roster of authors includes: Sherman Alexie, Anne Enright, Francisco Goldman, Barry Hannah, Donna Leon, Karl Marlantes, and Val McDermid. In 2015, he launched the Literary Hub. read more


The Maxwell E. Perkins Award was created to honor the work of an editor, publisher, or agent who over the course of his or her career has discovered, nurtured and championed writers of fiction in the United States. The award will be presented to Mr. Entrekin at the Center’s December 5th Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner in New York City.

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