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    A Mainer takes the first Kirkus Prize for fiction

    Lily King.
    Lily King.

    Kirkus Reviews gave out its first-ever Kirkus Prize for fiction, nonfiction, and young readers’ literature on Thursday night. The fiction prize went to a New Englander — Maine author Lily King , for her novel “Euphoria.” (Roz Chast took the nonfiction honor, while Kate Samworth won the young readers’ prize.) The honor comes with $50,000.

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