5 Under 35 Honorees Announced

    A BuzzFeed Books exclusive announcement of the National Book Foundation's 2014 5 Under 35 Honorees... as baseball cards.

    BuzzFeed Books is honored to celebrate the fantastic young writers of the National Book Foundation's 9th annual 5 Under 35, chosen by past winners and finalists of the National Book Awards. "The National Book Foundation's 5 under 35 program is about supporting a rising generation of talented authors," said Leslie Shipman, Assistant Director of the National Book Foundation.


    1. Alex Gilvarry, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant

    2. Valeria Luiselli, Faces in the Crowd

    3. Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Panic in a Suitcase

    4. Phil Klay, Redeployment

    You can read the BuzzFeed Books interview with Phil Klay here.

    5. Kirstin Valdez Quade, Night at the Fiestas: Stories

    A celebration of the 5 Under 35 Honorees will take place on November 17, 2014, at Brooklyn's powerHouse Arena, kicking off National Book Awards week. The ceremony will be hosted by:

    Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Mo' Meta Blues

    Ben Greenman, The Slippage

    To learn more about The National Book Foundation, click here.