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Announcing the 2019 New American Voices Award Judges

Announcing the 2019 New American Voices Award Judges

Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research have created an award to recognize recently published works that illuminate the complexity of human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing. The Contest The prize will be juried by Reyna Grande,…

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Hernán Díaz Wins Inaugural New American Voices Award for Immigrant Writers

Hernán Díaz Wins Inaugural New American Voices Award for Immigrant Writers

In a way…the spirit of this award I feel really speaks to my life story, and to the way in which I approach literature. -Hernán Díaz On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Hernán Díaz, author of the novel In the Distance, was awarded the inaugural Institute for Immigration…

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Our Twentieth Annual Festival is in the Books!

Our Twentieth Annual Festival is in the Books!

Cheers to 20 Years! Dear Friends & Festival Goers, Thank you to all of the readers who turned out to celebrate great literature during the 20th annual Fall for the Book festival this October 10-13. From our double-feature opening night with Paul Hawken and Tayari…

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Angie Thomas Has Been Rescheduled

Angie Thomas Has Been Rescheduled

  August 24, 2018 – Fairfax, VA: Fall for the Book announces that Angie Thomas’s reading on Saturday, October 13, 2018 has been postponed. Thomas was meant to close out the final day of the Fall for the Book festival in conversation with critic Bethanne…

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Fall for the Book Recommended for $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Fall for the Book Recommended for $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

In pursuit of its commitment to advance the creative capacity of people and communities across the nation, the National Endowment for the Arts announces its second round of funding for FY 2018. This funding round includes annual partnerships with state, jurisdictional, and regional arts agencies…

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New American Voices will “make us step back and look at ourselves with new eyes.”

New American Voices will “make us step back and look at ourselves with new eyes.”

Helon Habila speaks about Fall for the Book’s Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award My co-judges “said yes because as immigrants themselves they know how important immigrant literature is in redefining and re-conceptualizing a nation’s image of itself.” Dear readers, It is a pleasure…

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