St. Francis College Literary Prize

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St. Francis College Literary Prize
Awarded for Mid-career authors who have recently published their 3rd to 5th work of fiction.
Sponsored by St. Francis College
Country  United States
Reward(s) US$50,000
First awarded 2009; 8 years ago (2009)
Last awarded 2015

The St. Francis College Literary Prize is a biennial literary award inaugurated in 2009.[1] The prize of US$50,000 is presented to a mid-career author in honor of a third to fifth book of fiction. The winner is selected by a jury and invited to St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, for a speech. The SFC Literary Prize is meant to offer encouragement and significant financial support to a mid-career writer. The winner of the prize is announced from a whittled down shortlist during the Brooklyn Book Festival every other year in September.[1]

Winners and shortlist[edit]

Blue Ribbon (Blue ribbon) = winner


Jury: Sigrid Nunez, Erin McGraw, Daniel Torday


Jury: Jonathan Dee, Peter Cameron, Kate Christensen.[2]


For books published between July 2009 and May 2011.

Jury: Francine Prose, Rick Moody, Darcey Steinke.[3]


Jury: Jonathan Lethem, Heidi Julavits, Ben Marcus, Ayelet Waldman, Michael Chabon.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "SFC Literary Prize". 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  2. ^ "SFC Announces Short List for $50,000 Literary Prize". St. Francis College. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Dee Wins $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize". Brooklyn Eagle. 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 

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