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A Night with the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Gramps

176 NW 24th Street, Miami, 33127 United States

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The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 program honors young fiction writers at the beginning of their careers. Every year, five National Book Award Finalists select one promising writer each to recognize at the beginning of National Book Awards week in November; each Honoree is under 35 and has published one novel or short story collection. Previous honorees include Valeria Luiselli, Téa Obreht, ZZ Packer, Karen Russell, Merritt Tierce, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Phil Klay. This year, the 5 Under 35 program finalists are making their way to Miami for an evening of readings with Brit Bennett, Yaa Gyasi*, Thomas Pierce, S. Li and Greg Jackson. Moderated by author and Rolling Stone editor Jason Diamond.

The event is in partnership with the National Book Foundation and Books & Books, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which aims to make art general in Miami.

With the support of 
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5 Under 35 Honorees  

Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers (Riverhead / Penguin Random House)
Selected by Jacqueline Woodson

Yaa Gyasi*, author of Homegoing (Knopf / Penguin Random House)
Selected by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Greg Jackson, author of Prodigals (Farrar, Straus & Giroux / Macmillan)
Selected by Lauren Groff

S. Li, author of Transoceanic Lights (Harvard Square Editions)
Selected by Karen Bender

Thomas Pierce, author of Hall of Small Mammals (Riverhead / Penguin Random House)
Selected by Amity Gaige

*Please note that Yaa Gyasi will not be in attendance.

Free

Details

Date:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Authors

Brit Bennett
Thomas Pierce
Yaa Gyasi

Other

Language
English
Occurrence
All Year

Venue

Gramps
176 NW 24th Street, Miami, 33127 United States
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