The five authors vying for this year's Young Lions Fiction Award have been named. Ron Currie, Jr. (God Is Dead); Ellen Litman (The Last Chicken in America); Peter Nathaniel Malae (Teach the Free Man); Dinaw Mengestu (The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears); and Emily Mitchell (The Last Summer of the World) are all up for the honor, given annually by the New York Public Library to a promising author under the age of 35. The award, which comes with a $10,000 prize, will be given out on April 28 at a ceremony at the Library hosted by Young Lion's co-founder, actor (and author) Ethan Hawke. Previous Young Lions winners include Colson Whitehead, Jonathan Safran Foer and Mark Z. Danielewski.