Wednesday, September 24, 2008

5 Under 35

A bit of publicity for this year's list of 5 Under 35 emerging fiction writers from the National Book Foundation, part of the future of literary reading. All of these writers have published one work of fiction (novel or short stories), are under 35, and were selected by a former Winner or Finalist for the National Book Award:

Matthew Eck
The Farther Shore

(Milkweed Editions, 2007)
Selected by Joshua Ferris, 2007 Fiction Finalist for Then We Came to the End

Keith Gessen
All the Sad Young Literary Men
(Viking Press, 2008)
Selected by Jonathan Franzen, 2001 Fiction Winner for The Corrections

Sana Krasikov
One More Year: Stories
(Spiegel & Grau, 2008)
Selected by Francine Prose, 2000 Fiction Finalist for Blue Angel

Nam Le
The Boat
(Knopf, 2008)
Selected by Mary Gaitskill, 2005 Fiction Finalist for Veronica

Fiona Maazel
Last Last Chance
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008)
Selected by Jim Shepard, 2007 Fiction Finalist for Like You’d Understand, Anyway

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