New Yorker Releases “20 Under 40″ List of Writers

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By Jason Boog Comment

nykr.jpgThe literary world exhaled today as the New Yorker released its “20 Under 40″ list of young (and envy-inducing) writers.

The NY Times had the scoop: “there is an even number of men and women, a characteristic that Deborah Treisman, the magazine’s fiction editor, called ‘a rewarding accident, in terms of what it says about equal opportunity on the literary playing field these days.’ (The 1999 list included only five women, The New York Observer noted in May.)”

Among the winners, only two were in their twenties: 24-year-old Tea Obreht and 28-year-old Karen Russell.

The complete list follows after the jump. Add all the writers they missed in the comments section for a future post.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chris Adrian
Daniel Alarcon
David Bezmozgis
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Joshua Ferris
Jonathan Safran Foer
Nell Freudenberger
Rivka Galchen
Nicole Krauss
Yiyun Li
Dinaw Mengestu
Philipp Meyer
C. E. Morgan
Tea Obreht
Z Z Packer
Karen Russell
Salvatore Scibona
Gary Shteyngart
Wells Tower

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