2020 First Novel Prize Shortlist

Temporary by Hilary Leichter (Coffee House) and How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang (Riverhead) are on the seven-title shortlist for the 2020 First Novel Prize, given by the Center for Fiction “to honor the best debut fiction of the year.”

The shortlist and winners are decided by “a committee of distinguished American writers.” The winner will be announced during the Center’s Annual Benefit & Awards Dinner in December. The winning author receives $15,000. Each shortlisted author receives $1,000.

For more information, including the complete shortlist, see the Center for Fiction’s website.

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