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The First Novel Prize

2019 First Novel Prize

The Center for Fiction

The 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize was awarded to De’Shawn Charles Winslow for his debut novel In West Mills (Bloomsbury). Read about In West Mills below along with 2019’s shortlisted and longlisted titles.

This annual award was created in 2006 to honor the best first novel of the year. Debut novels published between January 1 and December 31 of the award year are eligible.