The National Book Award Foundation has posted their 5 under 35 list, and all look very interesting. I’m familiar with some of these names, but haven’t read anything by any of these writers (I think!). I also like the mix of large and small presses represented here:
Sarah Braunstein, The Sweet Relief of Missing Children (W.W. Norton & Co., 2011)
Grace Krilanovich, The Orange Eats Creeps (Two Dollar Radio, 2010)
Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife (Random House, 2011)
Tiphanie Yanique, How to Escape from a Leper Colony (Graywolf, 2010)
Paul Yoon, Once the Shore (Sarabande, 2009)
Has anyone read any of these yet? I think I’ll add all five to my list, but I’d love to hear thoughts – good, bad, or otherwise.