Friday, June 04, 2010

New Yorker's Best Young Authors

The New Yorker has announced its list of 20 Best Fiction Writers Under 40, according to Vanity Fair. So who are the ones to look out for? :
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 32; Chris Adrian, 39; Daniel Alarcon, 33; David Bezmozgis, 37; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, 38; Joshua Ferris, 35; Jonathan Safran Foer, 33; Nell Freudenberger, 35; Rivka Galchen, 34; Nicole Krauss, 35; Yiyun Li, 37; Dinaw Mengestu, 31; Philipp Meyer, 36; C. E. Morgan, 33; Tea Obreht, 24; Z Z Packer, 37; Karen Russell, 28; Salvatore Scibona, 35; Gary Shteyngart, 37; and Wells Tower, 37.
Some of the names are familiar, others new so I have some catching up to do. The New Yorker will feature the authors in its double fiction issue next week.

(Thanks very much to @vangeyzel for the thumbs up on Twitter.)


For a bit of balance how about a list of best authors over 80?


Chet said...

List of 10 writers over 80 (including Elmore Leonard).

bibliobibuli said...

bet there are going to be a whole lot more lists like this!