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National Book Foundation names ‘five under 35’ new writers to watch

In the US, the National Book Foundation has named five debut fiction writers under the age of 35 ‘whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape’. The writers chosen and their debut works are: Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers (Riverhead), selected by Jacqueline Woodson; Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing (Knopf), selected by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Greg Jackson, author of Prodigals (FSG), selected by Lauren Groff; S Li, author of Transoceanic Lights (Harvard Square Editions), selected by Karen Bender; and Thomas Pierce, author of Hall of Small Mammals (Riverhead), selected by Amity Gaige. The honourees each receive US$1000 (A$1300) and will be presented with their awards at a ceremony on 14 November. For more information, click here.


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