Press Release: NBF Announces Its 2013 5 Under 35 Authors
Now in its the eighth year, the National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 program honors five fiction writers who are among the best of a new generation of writers. The honorees enjoy the special distinction of each being personally selected by a previous National Book Award Finalist or Winner.
Each honoree also receives a cash award of $1,000 thanks to the generous support of Amazon.com.
The 2013 5 Under 35 honorees are:
Molly Antopol, The UnAmericans (W.W. Norton & Company., 2014)
Selected by Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award Winner in 2011 for Salvage the Bones.
NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur Books/ Little, Brown, 2013)
Selected by Junot Díaz, National Book Award Finalist in 2012 for This is How You Lose Her.
Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist (Harper, 2012)
Selected by Louise Erdrich, National Book Award Winner in 2012 for The Round House.
Daisy Hildyard, Hunters in the Snow (Jonathan Cape, Random House UK, 2013)
Selected by Kevin Powers, National Book Award Finalist in 2012 for The Yellow Birds.
Merritt Tierce, Love me Back (Doubleday, 2014)
Selected by Ben Fountain, National Book Award Finalist in 2012 for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.
For more information about 5 Under 35, including photos and videos of previous authors and events, please visit the National Book Foundation.