Debut Writers Dominate New American Voices Award Shortlist
Sindya Bhanoo’s Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, Daphne Palasi Andreades’s Brown Girls, and Aamina Ahmad’s The Return of Faraz Ali have been named finalists for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award, which is now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary.
Festival Receives ArtsFairfax Grant
The festival is excited to announce that Fall for the Book has been awarded $12,000 Operating Support Grant from ArtsFairfax.
New American Voices Award
Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research’s New American Voices Award recognizes recently published works that illuminate the complexity of the human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing.
Fall for the Book Podcast
Kara Oakleaf & Suzy Rigdon sit down with writers from across the genre spectrum in the Fall for the Book podcast, part of the Watershed Lit Station. This season, hear from Alma Katsu, Chelsea T. Hicks, Bill Glose, Frances Park, and Ginger Park! You can listen on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. The podcast has recently been featured in the August 2022 Northern Virginia Magazine issue on Fairs and Festivals, now on newsstands!
Rockstars of Writing
*Past Festival Headliners*
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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