The 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize announced

The Center for Fiction announced the seven book shortlist for their First Novel Prize. Of the seven, six were featured previously on Debutiful. Three were interviewed here (see below), while another I interviewed for Electric Literature.

Below is the list of the shortlisted books and authors (appearing in the order they’re listed on C4F’s website), including links to interview.

Image by Center for Fiction.

The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin
(Read the authors ‘A Life of Books’ questionnaire here.)

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad
(Read my interview with the author here.)

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Fall Back Down When I Die by Joe Wilkins

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
(Read my interview with the author at Electric Literature here.)

In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
(Read my interview with the author here.)

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