Molly Antopol, NoViolet Bulawayo, Amanda Coplin, Daisy Hildyard, and Merritt Tierce have been named the recipients of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 awards. The program, now in its eighth year, honors five young fiction authors who show promising talent. The 2013 5 Under 35 honorees’ books include a mix of short story collections and novels and, for the first time, the group of authors are all women.
A party to celebrate this year’s winners will be held at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn on November 18. Carrie Brownstein, musician and a creator, writer, and star of Portlandia, will host the event. Author Fiona Maazel, a 2008 5 Under 35 author, will moderate a conversation among the young writers.
Below are the winners and their books.
Molly Antopol, The UnAmericans (W.W. Norton & Company, February 2014)
Daisy Hildyard, Hunters in the Snow (Jonathan Cape, Random House UK, 2013)
Merritt Tierce, Love Me Back (Doubleday, fall 2014)