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2018 Center for FIction Awards

Annual Awards and Benefit Dinner

Save the Date

Our 2019 Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, December 10th at The Cunard Building/Cipriani. We will present the inaugural Center for Fiction On Screen Award, the Maxwell E. Perkins Awards, and the First Novel Prize.

Thank you to all those who attended our 2018 Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner on December 11 at The Cunard Building, with co-chairs Lee Child and Michael Ondaatje. At the event we honored Toni Morrison for a lifetime of excellence in fiction, with remarks by Oprah WinfreyCarl Hiaasen presented Sonny Mehta with the 2018 Maxwell E. Perkins Award, and Julie Lekstrom Himes presented the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize to Tommy Orange for his debut novel, There There (Knopf).

2018 Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner

Benefit Committee

  • ABRAMS/The Overlook Press

  • Clare Alexander

  • Amazon Literary Partnership

  • Anonymous

  • Nicole Aragi

  • Audible

  • Baker Literary Scouting

  • Gabrielle Bamberger

  • Julie Barer & Colson Whitehead

  • Victoria Barnsley

  • Elizabeth Birkelund

  • BKSK Architects

  • Bloomsbury Publishing

  • Albert Bonnier

  • Book of the Month

  • Leonello Brandolini d'Adda

  • Maria & Woody Campbell

  • Lee Child

  • Dr. Nikki Elliot & Dr. Valorie Thomas

  • Ashley Farrish

  • Fletcher & Company

  • Mark Fowler & Jessica Kaplan

  • The Gernert Company

  • Wendy Gimbel & Douglas Leibhafsky

  • Lynn Goldberg

  • Nan Graham

  • Grove/Atlantic

  • Leigh Haber/ O The Oprah Magazine

  • Hachette Book Group

  • HarperCollins Publishers

  • Elizabeth Hawes & Davis Weinstock

  • International Creative Management

  • Tracey Jackson & Glenn Horowitz

  • Abigail Latour

  • Susanna Lea

  • Nikarah Long

  • Macmillan Publishers

  • James C. Marlas & Marie Nugent-Head Marlas

  • Bahiyyah Maroon

  • Anne McDermid

  • Celia & Henry McGee

  • Susan Moldow

  • Calvert Morgan Jr. & Cassie Jones Morgan

  • Bonnie Nadzam

  • Sara Nelson

  • Netflix

  • Penguin Random House

  • Susanna Porter & James Clark

  • Jonathan Rose Companies

  • Ted & Mary Jo Shen

  • Simon & Schuster

  • Stephanie Thayer

  • Amanda Urban

  • John & Amy Weinberg

  • Writers House