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2019 First Novel Prize: Long List

The Center for Fiction

2019 long list

We are pleased to announce the Long List for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year.

The 2019 Short List was announced on Thursday, September 26. Shortlisted titles are marked below and listed here. The winner will be announced in December at The Center for Fiction’s Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner.

Learn more about the First Novel Prize.

Books are arranged alphabetically by title. Summaries and images from publishers.