“Anna Keesey’s debut novel is historical fiction at its finest—precise and particular in detail, character, and setting, yet vast and epic in scope and theme. Little Century is a remarkable achievement.”

Larry Watson, author of Montana, 1948



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Little Century wins the Janet Heidinger Kafka prize for Fiction

A humbling pleasure to be awarded a prize previously given to Ursula LeGuin, Ann Patchett, and Toni Morrison, among many accomplished others….

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies : University of Rochester.


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