National Book Foundation: '5 Under 35'

The National Book Foundation has announced the 2017 "5 Under 35" honorees, recognizing 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, or writers previously recognized by the 5 Under 35 program. Each receives $1,000, and will be honored November 13. This year's picks are:

Lesley Nneka Arimah, author of What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories (Riverhead), selected by Chris Bachelder, 2016 National Book Award finalist for fiction
Halle Butler, author of Jillian (Curbside Splendor), selected by Lydia Millet, 2016 National Book Award longlist for fiction
Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose (Viking), selected by Angela Flournoy, 2015 National Book Award finalist for fiction and 5 Under 35 honoree
Leopoldine Core, author of When Watched: Stories (Penguin), selected by Karan Mahajan, 2016 National Book Award finalist for fiction
Weike Wang, author of Chemistry (Knopf), selected by Sherman Alexie, 2007 National Book Award winner for young people's literature

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