Category List – Best First Novel

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Total Records Found: 312, showing 50 per page
Award YearAward CategoryTitleAuthor's NamePublisher/ProducerNotes
2017 Best First Novel Under the Harrow Flynn Berry Penguin Random House - Penguin Books
2017 Best First Novel Dodgers Bill Beverly Crown Publishing Group
2017 Best First Novel IQ Joe Ide Little, Brown & Company - Mulholland Books
2017 Best First Novel The Drifter Nicholas Petrie Penguin Random House - G.P. Putnam's Sons
2017 Best First Novel Dancing with the Tiger Lili Wright Penguin Random House - G.P. Putnam's Sons
2017 Best First Novel The Lost Girls Heather Young HarperCollins Publishers - Willilam Morrow
2016 Best First Novel Past Crimes Glen Erik Hamilton HarperCollins Publishers - William Morrow
2016 Best First Novel Where All Light Tends to Go David Joy Penguin Random House - G.P. Putnam's Sons
2016 Best First Novel Luckiest Girl Alive Jessica Knoll Simon & Schuster
2016 Best First Novel The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen Grove Atlantic - Grove Press
2016 Best First Novel Unbecoming Rebecca Scherm Penguin Random House - Viking
2015 Best First Novel Dry Bones in the Valley Tom Bouman W.W. Norton
2015 Best First Novel Invisible City Julia Dahl Minotaur Books
2015 Best First Novel The Life We Bury Allen Eskens Prometheus Books - Seventh Street Books
2015 Best First Novel Bad Country C.B. McKenzie Minotaur Books - A Thomas Dunne Book
2015 Best First Novel Shovel Ready Adam Sternbergh Crown Publishers
2015 Best First Novel Murder at the Brightwell Ashley Weaver Minotaur Books - A Thomas Dunne Book
2014 Best First Novel Red Sparrow Jason Matthews Simon & Schuster/Scribner
2014 Best First Novel Ghostman Roger Hobbs Alfred A. Knopf
2014 Best First Novel Rage Against the Dying Becky Masterman Minotaur Books
2014 Best First Novel Reconstructing Amelia Kimberly McCreight HarperCollins Publishers - Harper
2014 Best First Novel The Resurrectionist Matthew Guinn W.W. Norton & Co.
2013 Best First Novel The Expats Chris Pavone Crown Publishers
2013 Best First Novel Black Fridays Michael Sears Penguin Group - G.P. Putnams Sons
2013 Best First Novel Don't Ever Get Old Daniel Friedman Minotaur Books/Thomas Dunne Books
2013 Best First Novel Mr. Churchill's Secretary Susan Elia MacNeal Random House - Bantam
2013 Best First Novel The Map of Lost Memories Kim Fay Random House Publishing - Ballantine
2012 Best First Novel Bent Road Lori Roy Penguin Group USA - Dutton
2012 Best First Novel All Cry Chaos Leonard Rosen The Permanent Press
2012 Best First Novel Last to Fold David Duffy Thomas Dunne Books
2012 Best First Novel Purgatory Chasm Steve Ulfelder Minotaur Books/Thomas Dunne Books
2012 Best First Novel Red on Red Edward Conlon Random House Publishing - Spiegel & Grau
2011 Best First Novel Rogue Island Bruce DeSilva Tom Doherty Associates - Forge Books
2011 Best First Novel Galveston Nic Pizzolatto Simon & Schuster/Scribner
2011 Best First Novel Snow Angels James Thompson Penguin Group - G.P. Putnams Sons
2011 Best First Novel The Poacher's Son Paul Doiron Minotaur Books
2011 Best First Novel The Serialist: A Novel David Gordon Simon & Schuster
2010 Best First Novel In the Shadow of Gotham Stefanie Pintoff Minotaur Books
2010 Best First Novel A Bad Day for Sorry Sophie Littlefield Minotaur Books/Thomas Dunne Books
2010 Best First Novel Black Water Rising Attica Locke HarperCollins
2010 Best First Novel Starvation Lake Bryan Gruley Simon & Schuster/Touchstone
2010 Best First Novel The Girl She Used to Be David Cristofano Grand Central Publishing
2010 Best First Novel The Weight of Silence Heather Gudenkauf MIRA Books
2009 Best First Novel The Foreigner Francie Lin Picador USA
2009 Best First Novel A Cure for Night Justin Peacock Doubleday
2009 Best First Novel Calumet City Charlie Newton Simon & Schuster/Touchstone
2009 Best First Novel Sweetsmoke David Fuller Hyperion
2009 Best First Novel The Kind One Tom Epperson Five Star Publishing
2008 Best First Novel In the Woods Tana French Penguin Group - Viking
2008 Best First Novel Head Games Craig McDonald Bleak House Books