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The Center for Fiction Annual Awards Benefit &200th Anniversary Celebration
December 7, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM$1,000
New York publishing and literary luminaries will be on hand as the Center for Fiction, founded 200 Years ago as the Mercantile Library, celebrates its rich history and presents its esteemed First Novel Prize, Lifetime of Excellence in Fiction Award, On Screen Award and more. Emcee: Fran Lebowitz, Honorees: Kazuo Ishiguro, Colson Whitehead, Barry Jenkins, etc.
Founded before the advent of the public library system in New York City, The Center for Fiction, now located in the cultural heart of Brooklyn, is celebrating its 200th year as a literary nonprofit that brings diverse communities together to develop and share a passion for fiction.