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Watch the 2020 First Novel Fête Readings

The First Novel Fête took place virtually on December 3rd, 2020. Watch as actors perform passages from the seven novels shortlisted for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize!


  • Indelicacy by Amina Cain
    Performed by Jen Richards
  • These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card
    Performed by Leon Addison Brown
  • Temporary by Hilary Leichter
    Performed by Marin Ireland
  • Luster by Raven Leilani
    Performed by Eisa Davis
  • The Redshirt by Corey Sobel
    Performed by Austin Scott
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
    Performed by Morven Christie
  • How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
    Performed by Pearl Sun