THE PISCES and SELF PORTRAIT WITH BOY longlisted for First Novel Prize

Melissa Broder’s THE PISCES and Rachel Lyon’s SELF PORTRAIT WITH BOY have been longlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. The prize will be awarded on December 11th.
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THE HUMMINGBIRDS featured in LitHub

The Hummingbirds: A Novel by Ross McMeekin is the book I’d recommend for anyone with a soft spot for a well written psychological thriller. Necessary Fiction calls it “existential contemporary noir with West Coast gothic vibes,” and that’s accurate. Groundskeeper Ezra falls into a weird relationship with his celebrity clients, a would-be star and her producer husband. There’s the Middle East, a cult, adultery surveillance, loads of money, more glitz—and Los Angeles itself, with its lush scenery and greenery.

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MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA wins the 2017 First Novel Prize!

Congratulations to Julie Lekstrom Himes, whose novel MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA has won the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

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Glowing review from San Francisco Chronicle for Elizabeth Rosner’s SURVIVOR CAFÉ: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory

Indeed, “Survivor Café — which combines moving personal narrative with illuminating research into the impact of mass trauma on a personal and cultural scale — feels like the book Rosner was born to write. Each page is imbued with urgency, with sincerity, with heartache, with heart. 

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