National Book Foundation Announces 5 Under 35 Honorees

Craig Morgan Teicher -- October 5th, 2010

The National Book Foundation, sponsors of the National Book Awards, have just announced this year’s honorees in its 5 Under 35 program, in which the Foundation asks five previous NBA winners and finalists to each choose one up-and-coming fiction writer, whom they will introduce at a reading in New York. The five writers will read on Monday, November 15, at an event at the PowerHouse bookstore in Brooklyn, hosted by Rosanne Cash and DJ’d by journalist Rob Sheffield.  Attendance at the event is by invitation only.  This is the fifth year the NBF has run this program.  Previous honorees include Nam Le, Samantha Hunt and Dinaw Mengestu.

This year’s honorees are:

Sarah Braunstein, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children (W.W. Norton & Co., 2011)
Selected by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, National Book Award Fiction Finalist for Madeleine Is Sleeping, 2004

Grace Krilanovich, The Orange Eats Creeps (Two Dollar Radio, 2010)
Selected by Scott Spencer, Fiction Finalist for A Ship Made of Paper, 2003; Fiction Finalist for Endless Love, 1980 and 1981

Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife (Random House, 2011)
Selected by Colum McCann, Fiction Winner for Let the Great World Spin, 2009

Tiphanie Yanique, How to Escape from a Leper Colony (Graywolf, 2010)
Selected by Jayne Anne Phillips, Fiction Finalist for Lark and Termite, 2009

Paul Yoon, Once the Shore (Sarabande, 2009)
Selected by Kate Walbert, Fiction Finalist for Our Kind, 2004

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