Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2023 longlist announced.

Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2023 longlist announced.

The longlist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize 2023 was announced on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Here are the writers of African descent on the list.

The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize is an annual award presented by The Center for Fiction, a non-profit organization in New York, USA, since 2006. It recognizes the year’s best debut novel as selected by a panel of distinguished American writers and carries with it an award of $15,000. Previous winners include De’Shawn Charles Winslow, Tiphanie Yanique, Junot Diaz, Margaret Wrinkle, and Raven Leilani. Noor Naga and Wole Soyinka were honoured in 2022.

The longlist for the 2023 edition was announced with the following writers of African descent making the cut;

  • Chain-Gang All-Stars, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  • An Autobiography of Skin, Lakiesha Carr
  • The Survivalists, Kashana Cauley
  • Coleman Hill, Kim Coleman Foote
  • Pay As You Go, Eskor David Johnson
  • Moonrise Over New Jessup, Jamila Minnicks
  • What Napoleon Could Not Do, DK Nnuro
  • Night Wherever We Go, Tracey Rose Peyton
  • Hush Harbor, Anise Vance
  • We Are a Haunting, Tyriek White

The shortlisted titles will be announced this fall, and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

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