The Christopher Doheny Award
This award will recognize excellence in fiction or nonfiction on the topic of serious illness. Now accepting submissions for the 2014 Award.
The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
Maxwell E. Perkins Award
This Award honors an editor, publisher, or agent who over the course of their career has discovered, nutured, and championed writers of fiction. The 2014 Perkins Award winner is agent Nicole Aragi. READ MORE
Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism
The Center for Fiction's 2014 Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner will take place on Tuesday, December 9 at The New York Athletic Club. We will be honoring Nicole Aragi with the 2014 Maxwell E. Perkins Award and announcing the winner of this year's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Our speakers will include honorary benefit chairs Jonathan Safran Foer and Colson Whitehead, Perkins Award presenter Nathan Englander, and 2013 First Novel Prize winner Margaret Wrinkle. FIND OUT MORE
New Books from Past First Novel Prize Shortlisted Authors
This Is How You Lose Her
Jessica Francis Kane
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About Our Awards
We present four awards throughout the year to recognize excellence in fiction: The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, The Christopher Doheny Award, The Maxwell E. Perkins Award, and The Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism.
The Flaherty-Dunnan and Perkins Award are presented at our Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner. The Shattuck Prize is presented at a special event.