Kalani Pickhart Wins 2022 Young Lions Fiction Award

Kalani Pickhart won the New York Public Library's 2022 Young Lions Fiction Award for her book I Will Die in a Foreign Land at a ceremony held at the Stephen A. Schwarzman building on June 16. The award, which comes with a $10,000 prize, is given annually to an American writer age 35 or younger for either a novel or a collection of short stories.

The finalists for this year's award were: 

  • Mateo Askaripour for Black Buck 
  • Alexandra Kleeman for Something New Under the Sun
  • Tom Lin for The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu
  • Dantiel W. Moniz for Milk Blood Heat
  • Kalani Pickhart for I Will Die in a Foreign Land
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