|St. Francis College Literary Prize|
|Awarded for||Mid-career authors who have recently published their third to fifth work of fiction.|
|Sponsored by||St. Francis College|
The St. Francis College Literary Prize is a biennial literary award inaugurated in 2009. The prize of US$50,000 is presented to a mid-career author in honor of a third to fifth book of fiction. The winner is selected by a jury and invited to St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, for a speech. The SFC Literary Prize is meant to offer encouragement and significant financial support to a mid-career writer. The winner of the prize is announced from a whittled down shortlist during the Brooklyn Book Festival every other year in September.
Winners and shortlist
- Jennifer Clement, Gun Love
- Tsitsi Dangarembga, This Mournable Body
- Brandon Hobson, Where the Dead Sit Talking
- Samantha Hunt, The Dark Dark
- David Joy, The Line That Held Us
- Danzy Senna, New People
- Amina Gautier, The Loss of All Lost Things
- Mohsin Hamid, Exit West
- Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone
- Selah Saterstrom, Slab
- Dana Spiotta, Innocents and Others
- Deb Unferth, Wait Till You See Me Dance
- Paul Beatty, The Sellout
- Maud Casey, The Man Who Walked Away
- Stuart Dybek, Paper Lantern
- David Gilbert, & Sons
- Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings
- Rene Steinke, Friendswood
- Carol Anshaw, Carry the One
- Jami Attenberg, The Middlesteins
- Tony D'Souza, Mule
- Christopher Tilghman, The Right-Handed Shore
- David Vann, Dirt
For books published between July 2009 and May 2011.
- Kevin Brockmeier, The Illumination
- Joshua Cohen, Witz
- Jonathan Dee, The Privileges
- Yiyun Li, Gold Boy Emerald Girl
- Marlene van Niekerk, Agaat
- Brad Watson, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives
- Aleksandar Hemon, Love and Obstacles
- Chris Abani, Song For Night
- Jim Krusoe, Girl Factory
- Arthur Phillips, The Song Is You
- "SFC Literary Prize". www.sfc.edu. 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- Schmerl, Leah (15 August 2019), "St. Francis College Announces Finalists for the Biennial $50,000 SFC Literary Prize", St. Francis College.
- "Short List to be Announced August 15, Winner at Brooklyn Book Festival". sfc.edu. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
- "SFC Announces Short List for $50,000 Literary Prize". St. Francis College. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- "Jonathan Dee Wins $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize". Brooklyn Eagle. 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
- St. Francis College Literary Prize official website.