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)
Sometimes high summer zaps all your energy except the ability to be prone and read a page-turning novel. This week, reunions abound between family...
A Closer Look
This week’s authors are keen observers of American culture. For antic humor there is the second installment of a prize-winning writer’s...
She's So Unusual
This week we’re highlighting writing by women, two of whom you can meet at events at The Center. We have short stories about women by one...
What a group of eccentrics we have this week: a surprising challenger to a marriage, a lonely former librarian, an obsessive art-lover, a woman...
Beyond the Comfort Zone
Sometimes it’s nice to get out of your comfort zone. These five books offer an opportunity to do just that, either through their plotlines or...
The Meanings of Love
This week’s grouping includes two very different and equally compelling novels to help celebrate Pride; sensational stories that dig deep into...
Let's Get Lost
Three utterly absorbing works of fiction lead this week’s selection: a German novelist’s latest in an impeccable translation by Michael Hoffman...
An octopus and a cougar star in two different novels this week. We also have dreamlike encounters abroad from one of our favorite English novelists...
The lives of creative individuals inform four books of different genres this week—in memoir, biography, history, and narrative nonfiction