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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Literary Lion Cubs: 20 under 40

The New Yorker has announced its once in a decade list of the best twenty up and coming fiction writers under forty years of age:
There is a prerequisite for this list: considered authors must have been able to submit unpublished material to the New Yorker. So I'm guessing many deserving young talent missed out. I've also seen most of these names in the by lines of New Yorker fiction, columns or articles in the past. Only two of the list's authors, Ms Obrecht and Ms Russell, are in their twenties. Some notables on previous lists are Junot Diaz (1999), Jhumpa Lahiri (1999), and David Foster Wallace. The list will appear in next week's double fiction issue of the  NYer.

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