The National Book Awards will celebrate this year's 5 Under 35 authors on November 12 at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn. The 2012 Honorees are Jennifer duBois (A Partial History of Lost Causes), Stuart Nadler (The Book of Life), Haley Tanner (Vaclav &Lena), Justin Torres (We the Animals), and Claire Vaye Watkins (Battleborn).
The host will be Neko Case, with poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis as DJ. Author Anya Ulinich, a 2007 5 Under 35 Honoree, will moderate a conversation between the young writers. Musician and author Alina Simone will interview all of the authors at the event, to be shared in clips on the Foundation’s website.