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Winner Best Literary Fiction Blog - 2008
Shortlisted for Best Literary Fiction Blog - 2009, 2010
Longlisted for Best Literary Fiction Blog - 2011 Shortlisted Best Written Book Blog - 2010

5 Under 35 Awards

The National Book Foundation (which awards the National Book Awards) recognizes 5 new, young writers each year in its 5 Under 35 Awards. To read more, go to the official website of The National Book Foundation.

Books I’ve read are highlighted in blue with links to reviews.

Winners in 2006

  • O My Darling, by Amity Gaige
  • The Seas, by Samantha Hunt
  • Corpus Christi: Stories, by Bret Anthony Johnston
  • Sightseeing,by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
  • Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, by ZZ Packer

Winners in 2007

  • Garner, by Kirstin Allio
  • The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mengestu
  • Get Down: Stories, by Asali Solomon
  • Petropolis, by Anya Ulinich
  • Third Class Superhero, by Charles Yu

Winners in 2008

  • The Farther Shore, by Matthew Eck
  • All the Sad Young Literary Men, by Keith Gessen
  • One More Year: Stories, by Sana Krasikov (read my review)
  • The Boat, by Nam Le
  • Last Last Chance , by Fiona Maazel

Winners in 2009

  • Blood Kin, by Ceridwen Dovey
  • All The Living, by C.E. Morgan
  • Reasons For And Advantages of Breathing, by Lydia Peelle
  • St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, by Karen Russell
  • The New Valley, by Josh Weil

Winners in 2010

  • The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, by Sarah Braunstein (read my review)
  • The Orange Eats Creeps, Grace Krilanovich
  • The Tiger’s Wife, by Téa Obreht (read my review)
  • How To Escape from a Leper Colony, by Tiphanie Yanique
  • Once the Shore, by Paul Yoon

Winners in 2011

  • The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, by Shani Boianjiu
  • Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, by Danielle Evans
  • The Walking People, by Mary Beth Keane
  • Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, by Melinda Moustakis
  • Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley

Winners in 2012

  • A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois
  • The Book of Life by Stuart Nadler
  • Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner
  • We the Animals by Justin Torres (read my review)
  • Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins

Winners in 2013

  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (read my review)
  • The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol
  • We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
  • Hunters in the Snow by Daisy Hildyard
  • Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce
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