The Center for Fiction (formerly the Mercantile Center) has announced its First Novel Prize shortlist:
American Rust by Philipp Meyer (Spiegel & Grau)
The Cradle by Patrick Somerville (Little, Brown and Co.)
Tinkers by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li (Random House)
Woodsburner by John Pipkin (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese)
The awards will be announced on November 9. Stay tuned, we will have more to say about this prize.