The National Book Foundation has announced their 5 Under 35 honorees! The program recognizes 5 debut fiction writers under the age of 35 whose work “promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape.” Each 5 Under 35 author is selected by a previous National Book Award or 5 Under 35 author.
We’re pleased to note that the list this year includes our editor Lydia Kiesling, whose novel, The Golden State, came out earlier this month!
Here’s a list of the honorees, with bonus links where available:
Sonora by Hannah Lillith Assadi
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Sadness is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher