Submissions Have Closed For The 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
We welcome any U.S publisher to enter books that will be published between January 1 and December 31 of 2013. Our reading process begins immediately upon receipt. THE 2013 SELECTION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS
About the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year. The author of the winning book receives $10,000 and the other shortlisted authors receive $1,000 each. The award is given annually at The Center for Fiction's Benefit and Awards Dinner. The Prize was originally established in 2005 as the John Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize. The Center for Fiction board member and well-known non-fiction author, Nancy Dunnan, now funds The Center’s First Novel Prize. It is officially called the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, named after Nancy’s journalist father, Ray W. Flaherty. ABOUT RAY FLAHERTY
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain is Awarded the 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize!
We're pleased to announce that Ben Fountain has won the 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize for his novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ecco/HarperCollins).
The annual prize includes a $10,000 cash award and was presented at The Center for Fiction’s Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner in New York City on December 11th. The presentation was made by Bonnie Nadzam, who won The Center’s First Novel Prize in 2011 for her debut novel, Lamb (Other Press).
Ben Fountain has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writers Award, an O.Henry Prize, and two Pushcart Prizes, among other honors and awards. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk was shortlisted for the National Book Award this year.