2022 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Longlist

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The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize was created in 2006 to honor the best first novel of the year.  Debut novels published between January 1 and December 31 of the award year are eligible.  Check out the 2022 longlist below!  The finalists and winners will be announced later this year.


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The 2022 Longlist:

Brown Girls: A Novel By Daphne Palasi Andreades Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593243428
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Published: Random House - January 4th, 2022

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When We Were Sisters: A Novel By Fatimah Asghar Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133460
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Published: One World - October 18th, 2022

Nobody's Magic By Destiny O. Birdsong Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538721391
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 8th, 2022

The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156121
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 4th, 2022

Activities of Daily Living: A Novel By Lisa Hsiao Chen Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393881127
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 12th, 2022

The Sign for Home: A Novel By Blair Fell Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982175955
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - April 5th, 2022

Shadows of Pecan Hollow: A Novel By Caroline Frost Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063065345
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Published: William Morrow - February 8th, 2022

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Lungfish: A Novel By Meghan Gilliss Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220915
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Published: Catapult - September 13th, 2022

What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel By Kai Harris Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593185346
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - February 1st, 2022

NSFW: A Novel By Isabel Kaplan Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250822895
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 5th, 2022

Fire Season: A Novel By Leyna Krow Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593299609
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Published: Viking - July 12th, 2022

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies By Tsering Yangzom Lama Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635576412
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 17th, 2022

Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593184738
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 5th, 2022

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest: A Novel By Emme Lund Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982171933
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Published: Atria Books - February 15th, 2022

Nightcrawling: A novel By Leila Mottley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318935
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Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2022

If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English: A Novel By Noor Naga Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450819
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 12th, 2022

Vagabonds!: A Novel By Eloghosa Osunde Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593330029
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 15th, 2022

The Candid Life of Meena Dave By Namrata Patel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542039079
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - June 1st, 2022

Border Less By Namrata Poddar Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781736176788
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Published: 7.13 Books - March 1st, 2022

Little Rabbit By Alyssa Songsiridej Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635578690
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 3rd, 2022

Big Girl: A Novel By Mecca Jamilah Sullivan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781324091417
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Published: Liveright - July 12th, 2022

A Map for the Missing: A Novel By Belinda Huijuan Tang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593300664
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Published: Penguin Press - August 9th, 2022

The Immortal King Rao: A Novel By Vauhini Vara Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393541755
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2022

Post-traumatic By Chantal V. Johnson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316264235
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 5th, 2022