VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

Inspiration.
Creation.
Celebration.

 

Congratulations to Helene Wecker,
winner of the 13th annual Award

for The Golem and the Jinni!

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Maribeth Fischer, winner of the first award, celebrates the award's tenth anniversary.
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VCU creative writers and lovers of literature gather to enjoy a reception.
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2009 winner Deb Olin Unferth speaks about the evolution of her novel, Vacation.
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Special receptions are held in the Cabell Room, James Branch Cabell Library.
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NPR book critic Alan Cheuse recalls one of his favorite first novels at the 2011 festival.
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2012 winner Justin Torres discusses his novel, We the Animals, with the audience.
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VCU University Librarian John Ulmschneider with supporters of the award.
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An appreciative audience listens to Victor Lodato describe his writing process.
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The award honors the journey an author makes from original thought to published book.
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2011 winner David Gordon describes his complex, genre-bending novel, The Serialist.
Congratulations to Helene Wecker, winner of the 13th annual Award!

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