Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction

Part of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, rewarding a first work of fiction. Award added in 1991.

 

2014 selection

Faces in the Crowd

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2014

by Valeria Luiselli & Christina Macsweeney

Collapsing narratives and the perils of translation from "one of the most important new voices in Mexican writing." (Alma Guillermoprieto)


2005 selection

Beasts of No Nation

NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2006, John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2005, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2005

by Uzodinma Iweala

The harrowing, utterly original debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala about the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country—now a critically-acclaimed Netflix original film directed by Cary Fukunaga (True...


1992 selection

High Cotton

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 1992

by Darryl Pinckney

An elegant, insightful novel that evokes the world of upper-middle-class blacks, following an unnamed narrator from a safe childhood in conservative Indianapolis, to a brief tenure as minister of information...