St. Francis College Literary Prize

SFC Literary Prize

The SFC Literary Prize will not be offered in 2021 because of the pandemic and limited campus access. Please check the website again for more information. Any additional questions, please contact Dr. Ian S. Maloney, Director of the SFC Literary Prize:

2019 SFC Literary Prize Finalists

SFC Literary Prize Jury 2019

  • Chris Abani
  • Ron Currie
  • Kate Christensen

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Past Winners

2017: Dana Spiotta, Innocents and Others
(Jury: Ellen Litman, Jeffery Renard Allen, René Steinke)

2015: Maud Casey, The Man Who Walked Away
(Jury: Sigrid Nunez, Erin McGraw, Daniel Torday)

2013: David Vann, Dirt
(Jury: Peter Cameron, Jonathan Dee,Kate Christensen)

2011: Jonathan Dee, The Privileges
(Jury: Rick Moody, Darcey Steinke, Francine Prose)

2009: Aleksandar Hemon, Love and Obstacles
(Jury: Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Ben Marcus


About the Jurors