THE 2016 PATERSON FICTION PRIZE WINNER is Angela Flournoy for The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY).

Angela Flournoy's The Turner House is a fierce and tender debut novel about
the complex but enthralling family of thirteen siblings and their relationships to each
other interwoven with the history of their city Detroit and its impact on them. 
Angela Flournoy is the literary anthropologist of Detroit, not so different from the way
a young Philip Roth was the literary anthropologist of Newark.
    — Laura Boss, Judge  


Elisa Albert, After Birth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY)

Paul Beatty, The Sellout (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY)

Lisa Gornick, Louisa Meets Bear (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY)

Jessamyn Hope, Safekeeping (Fig Tree Books, Bedford, New York)

James McManus, The Education of a Poker Player (BOA Editions, Ltd., Rochester, New York)

Richard Wagamese, Medicine Walk (Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN)

For more information, call the Poetry Center at 973-684-6555

The Poetry Center was named a Distinguished Arts Project and awarded several Citations of Excellence,
and is funded, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State,
a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.