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First Novel Fête

FETEThe Center for Fiction is hosting its Fifth Annual First Novel Fete, with readings from the finalists for this year's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, awarded to 2014’s best debut novel. Mingling and cocktails follow the reading program. The evening’s proceeds go to a good cause: the center’s Books for NYC Schools/KidsRead program.
The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2014 Short List: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld (Harper) Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson (Ecco) The Great Glass Sea by Josh Weil (Grove Press) The Invention of Exile by Vanessa Manko (The Penguin Press) Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique (Riverhead Books) The Land of Steady Habits by Ted Thompson (Little Brown and Company) We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas (Simon & Schuster)

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