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The Woodsburner Wins Fiction Prize

The Woodsburner

John Pipkin's The Woodsburner (Nan A. Talese), a first novel about a forest fire accidentally set by Henry David Thoreau, has won the Center for Fiction's 2009 First Novel Prize. It was named the winner from a short list that included The Vagrants by Yiun Li (Random House). Last year's winner, The Book Thief author Hannah Tinti, presented the award at a ceremony on November 9.

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