National Book Foundation Announces 5 Under 35

Editor on September 25, 2017

535-logoOn the heels of last week's announcements of the longlists for the National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation has revealed this year's 5 Under 35: Five writers under the age of 35 "whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape ... [and] who have published their first and only book of fiction—either a short story collection or a novel—within the last five years." Here are this year's honorees, along with the authors who selected them, each a National Book Award Winner, Finalist, or writer previously recognized by the 5 Under 35 program.


535-WhatItMeansLesley Nneka Arimah, author of What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories (Riverhead / Penguin Random House)




535-JillianHalle Butler, author of Jillian (Curbside Splendor)






535-WhatWeLoseZinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose (Viking / Penguin Random House)





535-WhenWeWatchedLeopoldine Core, author of When Watched: Stories (Penguin Books / Penguin Random House)





535-ChemistryWeike Wang, author of Chemistry (Knopf / Penguin Random House)





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