Awards: Center for Fiction First Novel Longlist; Wainwright Nature Writing Shortlists

A longlist of 24 titles has been selected for the 2022 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, which honors the best debut fiction of the year. The winner receives $15,000, and each of the other shortlisted authors getting $1,000. The shortlisted titles will be announced this fall, and the winner will be named December 6 at the Center for Fiction's Annual Awards Benefit.


Shortlists in three categories (nature writing; writing on conservation; children's nature & conservation writing) have been released for the 2022 James Cropper Wainwright Prize for U.K. Nature Writing, which "celebrates the finest nature, travel and environmental writing; in particular, works that encourage exploration of the great outdoors and nurture respect for the natural world." The winners will be named September 7, with the £7,500 (about $8,870) prize fund shared between and presented to the authors of the three winning books. Check out this year's shortlisted titles here.

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