An Italian dystopian future; an epic novel about the natural world through the lens of a single dwelling; a South African writer’s music-infused...
What’s Going On
With September in full swing there are many events to celebrate. We mark the beginning of National Hispanic Literature Month with an indispensable...
Characters, real and imagined, deal with the hands they were dealt—whether it is surviving the contemporary pandemic, hunger in the 1600s, or...
Looking Forward, Looking Back
Whether it’s due to growing up celebrating the Jewish New Year or from living in New York where September brings a deluge of exciting new...
Search and You Will Find
This week look for a Korean American father who goes missing; a harrowing novel about survival in the sea; a portrait of a 19th century German...
This week’s characters are often on the brink: a housewife dangerously weary of her life; a Dublin family hanging by a thread; two novels about...
Style and Substance
This week there is a plethora of styles and genres: a dystopian pandemic novel; an old-school fictional biography; a tale of exile; a college...
Three tension-filled works of fiction by highly acclaimed authors present characters and plots driven in part by racial differences and the complicated...
From the Harlem Renaissance to Midwestern nostalgia, the facade of perfection, interracial romance, and a Pakistani character’s vision of the...
2023 First Novel PrizeThe Center for Fiction
The Center for Fiction 2023 First Novel Prize was awarded to Tyriek White for his debut novel We Are a Haunting (Astra House)