The National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 honorees are young, debut fiction writers, each identified by acclaimed authors.
  1. Brit Bennett, author of THE MOTHERS
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    Selected by Jackie Woodson
  2. Yaa Gyasi, author of HOMEGOING
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    Selected by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. Greg Jackson, author of PRODIGALS
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    Selected by Lauren Groff
  4. S. Li, author of TRANSOCEANIC LIGHTS
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    Selected by Karen Bender
  5. Thomas Pierce, author of HALL OF SMALL MAMMALS
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    Selected by Amity Gaige