7 of the Year’s Best Debut Novelists on Their First Literary Loves

Every year, we ask The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Finalists to reminisce about the first book they fell in love with. This year, we asked Finalists to reflect not just on the first story that stole their heart, but the story that seeded curiosity and empathy for the plight of others and opened […] The post 7 of the Year's Best Debut Novelists on Their First Literary Loves first appeared on Literary Hub. Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Bestselling author Heather Morris and 81-year-old debut novelist Norma MacMaster have been shortlisted for the Society of Authors' Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Literary Arts Emergency Fund will award 3.5 million to 282 literary organizations this year.

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Review: A striking debut novel imagines two enslaved men in love

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Booker Prize longlist sees Mantel and Tyler up against seven debut novelists

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