Watch The Center for Fiction 2020 Annual Awards Benefit
Yvonne Orji emceed our Annual Awards Benefit, which took place virtually on December 3rd, 2020.
Watch the 2020 First Novel Fête Readings
Watch as actors perform passages from the seven novels shortlisted for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize!
Story/Teller with Zeyn Joukhadar, Samy Nour Younes, Leila Buck, and Jenn Baker
Actors Samy Nour Younes and Leila Buck performed selections from Zeyn Joukhadar’s The Thirty...
Shelter in Place with David Leavitt and David Salle
In a season filled with political rancor, we welcome humor and an artist’s sensibilities to bring in new perspectives. David Leavitt...
Story/Teller with Jonathan Lethem, Edward Norton, and Kim Stanley Robinson
Edward Norton, who wrote, produced, directed, and starred in a film adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless...
Looking Back: A Celebration of the Life of Toni Morrison
Revisit the ceremony held in remembrance of author Toni Morrison at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 21, 2019.
On America: A Performance of James Baldwin's "The White Problem"
In this fraught election year, The Center for Fiction was proud to present a special performance of James Baldwin’s essay...
Story/Teller: The Cold Millions with Jess Walter and David Duchovny
Actor David Duchovny performed a dramatic reading from Jess Walter’s outstanding historical novel The...
Story/Teller: Rumaan Alam's Leave the World Behind with Tonya Pinkins, Marin Ireland, and Jessica Winter
Renowned stage and screen actors Tonya Pinkins (1992 Tony Award winner) and Marin Ireland (2009 Tony Award nominee)...
Building Worlds with Rebecca Roanhorse, Leigh Bardugo, and Daniel José Older
The Pre-Columbian Americas offered speculative fiction writer Rebecca Roanhorse ample material to construct a captivating world...