St. Francis College Literary Prize
|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|
The St. Francis College Literary Prize is a biennial literary award inaugurated in 2009. 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.
Winners and shortlist
- Paul Beatty, The Sellout
- Maud Casey, The Man Who Walked Away
- Stuart Dybek, Paper Lantern
- David Gilbert, & Sons
- Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings
- Rene Steinke, Friendswood
- Carol Anshaw, Carry the One
- Jami Attenberg, The Middlesteins
- Tony D'Souza, Mule
- Christopher Tilghman, The Right-Handed Shore
- David Vann, Dirt
For books published between July 2009 and May 2011.
- Kevin Brockmeier, The Illumination
- Joshua Cohen, Witz
- Jonathan Dee, The Privileges
- Yiyun Li, Gold Boy Emerald Girl
- Marlene van Niekerk, Agaat
- Brad Watson, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives
- Aleksandar Hemon, Love and Obstacles
- Chris Abani, Song For Night
- Jim Krusoe, Girl Factory
- Arthur Phillips, The Song Is You
- "SFC Literary Prize". www.sfc.edu. 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- "SFC Announces Short List for $50,000 Literary Prize". St. Francis College. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- "Jonathan Dee Wins $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize". Brooklyn Eagle. 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
- St. Francis College Literary Prize official website.