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Debut Writers Dominate New American Voices Award Shortlist

Sindya Bhanoo’s Seeking Fortune ElsewhereDaphne 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. 

Sindya Bhanoo, Daphne Palasi Andreades and Aamina Ahmad's photos and book covers.
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Festival to Receive NEA Grant​

The festival is excited to announce that Fall for the Book has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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.

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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. New episodes are coming in September 2022! 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*

Chinua Achebe 
2008

Stephen King
2011

Neil Gaiman
2012

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2019

Delia Owens
2019

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