National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 list was announced for this year, and there’s some great titles. The intent behind this program to honor younger authors and help set the trends for the future of fiction is one that we applaud here at BookPeople. The 5 Under 35 program is now in it’s 8th year of giving young authors props for their wonderful novels.
We’ve heard good things around the store about a couple of the books.
I just started the UnAmericans yesterday. The first story reminded me of Shteyngart. So much pathos! I can’t wait to read the rest.
Amanda Coplin’s The Orchardist is a rare and beautiful gem. With breathtaking scenery unfolding in the background of a sad, yet hopeful story of three lost souls at the turn of the twentieth century, The Orchardist is a moving piece of literature that will be sure to captivate and enthrall many audiences.
Something else worth noting is that NoViolet Bulawayo also made the Man Booker Shortlist as mentioned on our blog last week. So, obviously, some great titles on this list for you to consider!
The 2013 Honorees Are:
- Molly Antopol – The UnAmericans
- NoViolet Bulawayo – We Need New Names
- Amanda Coplin – The Orchardist
- Daisy Hildyard – Hunters in the Snow
- Merritt Tierce – Love Me Back
You can read more about the event on the National Book Foundation’s website.