Posted on 09/22/2020 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
And here’s our second round of literary award news today.
The National Book Foundation announced its 5 Under 35 honorees this morning.
Each author is, of course, younger than 35, and the novels selected are their debuts.
The judges, all of whom either received a National Book Award nod (nomination or prize) or were chosen as a 5 Under 35 recipient, chose the following titles for this year’s class:
Bestiary, by K-Ming Chang (chosen by Justin Torres).
Halsey Street, by Naima Coster (chosen by Tayari Jones).
Luster, by Raven Leilani (chosen by Susan Choi).
A Place for Us, by Fatima Farheen Mirza (chosen by Tommy Orange).
How Much of These Hills is Gold, by C Pam Zhang (chosen by Marlon James).
Literary Hub adds praise from critics about each book as well as commentary about their work from the authors.
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