The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize announced their 7-title shortlist, narrowed down from their 26-title longlist. The prize awards $10,000 to the author of the best debut novel of the calendar year.
Here is the 2018 shortlist, with bonus links where available (and several titles mentioned in our Great Book Preview!):
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat
Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin
There There by Tommy Orange
Trenton Makes by Tadzio Koelb
The Center for Fiction will announce the winner of the First Novel Prize in December.