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Helene Wecker’s first novel has already garnered multiple accolades

Posted at 12:34 PM, Nov 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-04 12:34:27-05

RICHMOND, Va - 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award winner Helene Wecker visited the studio talk share details about her award-winning novel, “The Golem and the Jinni.” The award honors an outstanding debut novel published during a calendar year, and Helene was one of three finalists, ultimately winning the award. The novel examines the burdens of history, identity, and isolation against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century New York City. Helene’s first novel went on to be a New York Times bestseller. The Cabell First Novelist Awards Ceremony is Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, located at 922 Park Avenue. For more information visit online at www.firstnovelist.vcu.edu/event.