The Christopher Doheny Award
This award will recognize excellence in fiction or nonfiction on the topic of serious illness. The winner of the 2013 Award is Michelle Bailat-Jones for Fog Island Mountains.
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 recipient of the 2013 Perkins Award is Robin Desser. READ MORE
Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism
Our Annual Awards Dinner and Benefit
More than 300 people joined us on December 11 at The Union League Club to honor Robin Desser (far left) with the 2013 Maxwell E. Perkins Award and to hear the announcement of our Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize winner. The award went to Margaret Wrinkle (near left) for her novel Wash (Atlantic Monthly Press). Our speakers included honorary benefit chairs Sonny Mehta and Claire Messud, Master of Ceremonies B.J. Novak, and 2012 First Novel Prize winner Ben Fountain.
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.