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Miami Book Fair and the National Book Foundation Present: An Evening with the 2022 5 Under 35 Honorees : Alexandra Chang, Joseph Han, Crystal Hana Kim, Alyssa Songsiridej
Thursday, February 16 @ 8:00 pm
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, United States
Miami Book Fair and the National Book Foundation Present: An Evening with the 2022 5 Under 35 Honorees
The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 program recognizes five exceptional debut authors each year. Join us for a reading and audience Q&A with 2022 5 Under 35 honorees Alexandra Chang (Days of Distraction), Joseph Han (Nuclear Family), Crystal Hana Kim (If You Leave Me), and Alyssa Songsiridej (Little Rabbit). Moderated by Ruth Dickey, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. Presented in partnership with Books & Books, the Miami Book Fair, and the National Book Foundation.
About the 5 under 35 program
In 2006, the National Book Foundation established the 5 Under 35 prize to recognize young, debut fiction writers whose work promised to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape. 5 Under 35 Honorees are writers from around the world, under the age of 35, who have published their first and only book of fiction—either a short story collection or a novel—within the last five years. 5 Under 35 has identified some of the most celebrated young writers working today. Previous honorees include Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Brit Bennett, Akwaeke Emezi, Angela Flournoy, Phil Klay, Valeria Luiselli, C.E. Morgan, Téa Obreht, ZZ Packer, Karen Russell, Justin Torres, Bryan Washington, Claire Vaye Watkins, Tiphanie Yanique, and Charles Yu.
The 2022 5 Under 35 honorees are:
Alexandra Chang, Days of Distraction
Ecco / HarperCollins Publishers
Selected by Jason Mott, 2021 National Book Award Winner for Fiction
Joseph Han, Nuclear Family
Selected by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, 2015 5 Under 35 honoree
Crystal Hana Kim, If You Leave Me
William Morrow / HarperCollins Publishers
Selected by Min Jin Lee, 2017 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction
Clare Sestanovich, Objects of Desire: Stories
Knopf / Penguin Random House
Selected by Anthony Doerr, 2021 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, 2014 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction
Alyssa Songsiridej, Little Rabbit
Selected by Julia Phillips, 2019 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction