5 Under 35 Honorees are writers under the age of 35 who have published one book of fiction within the last five years. In their press release, National Book Foundation Executive Director Harold Augenbraum says, "Over the past ten years, the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 program has established itself as a hallmark of emerging literary talent. The writers we've recognized have established themselves among the most acclaimed and admired working today." Supported by a donation from Amazon.com, the Foundation offers the 5 Under 35 authors an award of $1,000 each.
This year's honorees:
Colin Barrett, author of Young Skins (selected by Paul Yoon)
Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House (selected by ZZ Packer)
Megan Kruse, author of Call Me Home (selected by Phil Klay)
Tracy O'Neill, author of The Hopeful (selected by Fiona Maazel)
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, author of Fra Keeler (selected by Dinaw Mengestu)
The National Book Foundation will announce the winners of its annual awards across of four categories on November 18 in New York City. Here are the 2015 National Book Awards longlists:
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