National Book Foundation: '5 Under 35'

The National Book Foundation has announced the 2015 "5 Under 35" honorees, recognizing five debut fiction writers under the age of 35 "whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape." They were selected by National Book Award winners and finalists, as well as by writers previously recognized by the 5 Under 35 program. The five, who each receive $1,000, will be honored November 14. This year's picks 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
Thomas Pierce, author of Hall of Small Mammals (Riverhead), selected by Amity Gaige

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